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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Royston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Royston

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Royston) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Royston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Royston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Royston property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Royston property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Royston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the property survey inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out and shrinks the clay, putting pressure on the structure and which can result in movement. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process.

A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to acquire it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Royston the surveyor should add detail on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox as well as other things, for example confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a farmhouse in Royston. What effect will the residence's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Royston built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Royston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Royston property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Royston property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Royston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the property survey inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out and shrinks the clay, putting pressure on the structure and which can result in movement. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process.



A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to acquire it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Royston the surveyor should add detail on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox as well as other things, for example confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a farmhouse in Royston. What effect will the residence's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Royston built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

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