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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southsea

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southsea

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southsea) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southsea

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Bonchurch Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Fawcett Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southsea and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Southsea property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Southsea property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Southsea property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence is an issue. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks to a cellar wall or floor are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary.

Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including industrial waste material. No one wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Portsmouth Local Authority and advise you .

House Prices

Is £100, 595 in the right area price to be buying a property in PO1 for and what factors will Southsea qualified RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on the price of property for instance whether work needs to be to the property or whether the home is landlocked. It can help to look at prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £124, 095, which is £23, 500 more than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £169, 794. 6, Fourth Street, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 5PP was purchased for £31, 000 .

The most accurate way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southsea and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Southsea property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Southsea property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Southsea property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence is an issue. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks to a cellar wall or floor are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary.



Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including industrial waste material. No one wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Portsmouth Local Authority and advise you .

House Prices

Is £100, 595 in the right area price to be buying a property in PO1 for and what factors will Southsea qualified RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on the price of property for instance whether work needs to be to the property or whether the home is landlocked. It can help to look at prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £124, 095, which is £23, 500 more than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £169, 794. 6, Fourth Street, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 5PP was purchased for £31, 000 .

The most accurate way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

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