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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which building survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rendlesham

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rendlesham) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rendlesham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rendlesham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rendlesham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Rendlesham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rendlesham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Rendlesham Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Rendlesham that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Rendlesham Home Buyers Suveys frequently show issues e.g. lateral cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems may be when water beneath sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Rendlesham. Can a house surveyor check for indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Rendlesham property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk; sensible owners and property purchasers in Rendlesham are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residence, such as via window frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No Rendlesham flood alerts have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*information checked 04/01/13

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I intend to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Rendlesham Home Survey your surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor should also report on things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rendlesham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rendlesham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Rendlesham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rendlesham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Rendlesham Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Rendlesham that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Rendlesham Home Buyers Suveys frequently show issues e.g. lateral cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems may be when water beneath sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Rendlesham. Can a house surveyor check for indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Rendlesham property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk; sensible owners and property purchasers in Rendlesham are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residence, such as via window frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No Rendlesham flood alerts have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*information checked 04/01/13

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I intend to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Rendlesham Home Survey your surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor should also report on things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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