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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
in Southport

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  • RICS surveyors in Southport
From £225
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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
  Mortgage
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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southport

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southport

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southport) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southport

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southport and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southport property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southport property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Southport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the house in Southport we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey. Speak to an expert, e.g. United Solutions Northwest Ltd, Harmony House, 2nd flr, Botanic Road, Church Town, Southport, PR9 7NE on 0170 422 6626, for more detail.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Hopton Wood stone. What issues must we watch out for?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including spalling brick. Issues including spalling brick affect many stone-walled Southport buildings. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Southport buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Southport and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Southport Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Often, homes in Southport are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Southport. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southport and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southport property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southport property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Southport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the house in Southport we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey. Speak to an expert, e.g. United Solutions Northwest Ltd, Harmony House, 2nd flr, Botanic Road, Church Town, Southport, PR9 7NE on 0170 422 6626, for more detail.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Hopton Wood stone. What issues must we watch out for?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including spalling brick. Issues including spalling brick affect many stone-walled Southport buildings. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Southport buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Southport and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Southport Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Often, homes in Southport are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Southport. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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