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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.

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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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  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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southampton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southampton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Southampton) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southampton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    The Orchard, Bassett Green, Southampton, Hants, SO16

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    Orkney Close, Lordshill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Southampton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southampton property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southampton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Looking for a house survey in Southampton

Surveyor Local has years of experience of property and structural investigation and reporting throughout Hampshire.

We are particularly familiar with the residential property market and having seen numerous cycles in the local property market, are adept at providing accurate property valuations. In fact Surveyor Local's surveyors are all independent so when it comes to impartial (non mortgage lender tied) advice, you can be sure you are getting an independent opinion.

The following are some of our local observations about property and conditions in the area:

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Southampton building survey investigate any flooding, or if other properties have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flooding damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the occupier if the Southampton house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice for the Edwardian property we are buying? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Southampton properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Kerr John should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 24 Beaconsfield Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1XA or 01273 414024.

Buyers in Southampton should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to be conscious of when buying a home in Southampton in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Southampton are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have with the building and its value. Values is generally higher owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out as part of the legal process.

Unapproved adjustments to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Bernard Chill and Axtell are based in 24 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XL should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 023 8022 8821

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Southampton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southampton property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southampton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Looking for a house survey in Southampton

Surveyor Local has years of experience of property and structural investigation and reporting throughout Hampshire.

We are particularly familiar with the residential property market and having seen numerous cycles in the local property market, are adept at providing accurate property valuations. In fact Surveyor Local's surveyors are all independent so when it comes to impartial (non mortgage lender tied) advice, you can be sure you are getting an independent opinion.

The following are some of our local observations about property and conditions in the area:

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Southampton building survey investigate any flooding, or if other properties have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flooding damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.



The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the occupier if the Southampton house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice for the Edwardian property we are buying? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Southampton properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Kerr John should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 24 Beaconsfield Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1XA or 01273 414024.

Buyers in Southampton should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to be conscious of when buying a home in Southampton in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Southampton are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have with the building and its value. Values is generally higher owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out as part of the legal process.

Unapproved adjustments to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Bernard Chill and Axtell are based in 24 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XL should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 023 8022 8821

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Recent Southampton Surveyor Reports

  • Dangerous unsupported bricks on Southampton property

    By  June 8th, 2013

      The following observations were made during a full structural survey (no know as a 'Building Survey') carried out on this 1950's property near Southampton The external walls of the house were examined and noted to be 265mm thick cavity walling with fletton facing bricks to the...

  • Partially removed chimney in poor repair on Southampton semi

    By  June 7th, 2013

    There was chimney stack in poor state of repair on the roof slope of this semi detached property in Southampton. Specifically the mortar joints were beginning to erode and some future repointing will be required. Unfortunately, due to an unsuitable vantage point on the Building...