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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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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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?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skelmersdale

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skelmersdale

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Skelmersdale) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skelmersdale

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Skelmersdale and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Skelmersdale property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Skelmersdale Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s home with stone walls. Which major related issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Westwood Ground Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Skelmersdale, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Ravenhead Quarry, Chequer Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 0DD, quarrying Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01695 625511 for more information.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I want to buy I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Skelmersdale a RICS surveyor will report on the electrical system if it looks like they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting). For expert help from a qualified electrician speak to P & R Electrical Services Ltd , 22 Sandy Lane The Workshops, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LA .

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. An example defect for this is loose glazing in a window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Skelmersdale and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Skelmersdale property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Skelmersdale Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s home with stone walls. Which major related issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Westwood Ground Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Skelmersdale, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Ravenhead Quarry, Chequer Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 0DD, quarrying Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01695 625511 for more information.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I want to buy I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Skelmersdale a RICS surveyor will report on the electrical system if it looks like they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting). For expert help from a qualified electrician speak to P & R Electrical Services Ltd , 22 Sandy Lane The Workshops, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LA .

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. An example defect for this is loose glazing in a window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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