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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
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  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 property survey is the right choice for my prospective property purchase in Saxmundham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Saxmundham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saxmundham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Saxmundham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saxmundham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Saxmundham and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Saxmundham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Saxmundham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Saxmundham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in Fuse box.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Saxmundham surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when buying older property in Saxmundham? What impact will the house's timber frame have on repairs?

Many buyers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Saxmundham built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic, and Properties constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would be advised to look into if planning to buy a house in Saxmundham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Saxmundham are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection they have on the building. The price of property will probably be enhanced due to the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the planned purchase looks like it may be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Saxmundham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Saxmundham and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Saxmundham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Saxmundham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Saxmundham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in Fuse box.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.



Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Saxmundham surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when buying older property in Saxmundham? What impact will the house's timber frame have on repairs?

Many buyers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Saxmundham built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic, and Properties constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would be advised to look into if planning to buy a house in Saxmundham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Saxmundham are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection they have on the building. The price of property will probably be enhanced due to the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the planned purchase looks like it may be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Saxmundham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

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