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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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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
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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Royton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Royton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Royton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Royton

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Royton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Royton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Royton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Royton Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Royton, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older gatehouse in Royton. Will the age of the house be a concern?

Some buyers plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Royton property, age, however, can be problematic. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, , which could make the final cost hard to predict.If you have doubts, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Hopton Wood stone walls. What issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating bedding. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

To source a specific stone material, contact a local stonemason or specialist - Fireside Corner, 272 Oldham Rd, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5AN could help.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Royton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Royton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Royton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Royton Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Royton, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.



Traditionally built property

I am buying an older gatehouse in Royton. Will the age of the house be a concern?

Some buyers plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Royton property, age, however, can be problematic. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, , which could make the final cost hard to predict.If you have doubts, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Hopton Wood stone walls. What issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating bedding. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

To source a specific stone material, contact a local stonemason or specialist - Fireside Corner, 272 Oldham Rd, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5AN could help.

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