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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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in Shillington

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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shillington

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shillington

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shillington) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shillington

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Shillington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Shillington property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Shillington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in Shillington. What things does a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Shillington during a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect house prices like the quality of nearby schools or issues with drainage. .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional chartered surveyor should visit the house in addition to factoring in the countless area variables that can impact on values.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Shillington subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence issues will the property survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be resolved quite easily. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a stucco coated Victorian home in Shillington which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. It is highly appealing and is common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail defects such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Shillington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Shillington property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Shillington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in Shillington. What things does a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Shillington during a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect house prices like the quality of nearby schools or issues with drainage. .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional chartered surveyor should visit the house in addition to factoring in the countless area variables that can impact on values.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Shillington subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence issues will the property survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be resolved quite easily. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a stucco coated Victorian home in Shillington which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. It is highly appealing and is common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail defects such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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