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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
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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 should I pick for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Silverdale

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Silverdale

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Silverdale) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Silverdale

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Silverdale and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Silverdale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Silverdale property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Silverdale House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the building, in addition to gas related installations, for instance balanced flues. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas of any type, call a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Silverdale property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Silverdale home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when buying sixties property in Silverdale?

Structural Surveys no longer exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. Choose the Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a non period unmodified Silverdale house of normal construction materials.

Be aware that one or two limitations exist with a property survey insofar as your surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Silverdale and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Silverdale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Silverdale property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Silverdale House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the building, in addition to gas related installations, for instance balanced flues. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas of any type, call a gas safe engineer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Silverdale property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Silverdale home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when buying sixties property in Silverdale?

Structural Surveys no longer exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. Choose the Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a non period unmodified Silverdale house of normal construction materials.

Be aware that one or two limitations exist with a property survey insofar as your surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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