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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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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenstone

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenstone

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shenstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenstone

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shenstone and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Shenstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shenstone property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shenstone House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor inquire into signs of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a home in Shenstone in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. For a Shenstone property, one example could be blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the security offer by these doors will be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Shenstone and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. A builder should return to a new structure within a few months in order to make repairs.

Cracks are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shenstone and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Shenstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shenstone property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shenstone House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor inquire into signs of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a home in Shenstone in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.



Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. For a Shenstone property, one example could be blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the security offer by these doors will be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Shenstone and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. A builder should return to a new structure within a few months in order to make repairs.

Cracks are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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