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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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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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What Survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rufford

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rufford

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rufford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rufford

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Rufford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Rufford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Rufford property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rufford property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Rufford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Rufford and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Rufford are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts can often mean that the drainage are at risk. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should on guard for when planning to buy a converted flat in Rufford in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any relation may have with the property and its value. The price of property will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being unspoilt. However many are falling into poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the building may also be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Rufford, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the loft conversion - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Rufford. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Rufford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Rufford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Rufford property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rufford property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Rufford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Rufford and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Rufford are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts can often mean that the drainage are at risk. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should on guard for when planning to buy a converted flat in Rufford in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any relation may have with the property and its value. The price of property will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being unspoilt. However many are falling into poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the building may also be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Rufford, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the loft conversion - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Rufford. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

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