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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 Staffordshire

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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
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Staffordshire

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Staffordshire

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Staffordshire) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Staffordshire

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Staffordshire

  • Building Survey
    Nelson Street, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Kensington Drive, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Staffordshire and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Staffordshire property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Staffordshire property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Staffordshire House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

If buying a converted period flat , is it necessary to get a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named the Building Survey. This is now the right home survey when purchasing a modified property e.g. a dilapidated flat. It provides comprehensive and important details on the property's state of repair along with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection. Over and above house surveys, flats can frequently complicate the survey and the surveyor will only look over the flat itself, however he may inspect other areas e.g. lifts. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports visit Survey comparison table.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Slate walls. What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What is asbestos?

Properties built earlier than the mid 80's will most likely include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Most of it was sourced from South Africa.

All forms including white are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be completed by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Staffordshire HomeBuyer report. Your Staffordshire surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Staffordshire and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Staffordshire property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Staffordshire property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Staffordshire House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

If buying a converted period flat , is it necessary to get a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named the Building Survey. This is now the right home survey when purchasing a modified property e.g. a dilapidated flat. It provides comprehensive and important details on the property's state of repair along with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection. Over and above house surveys, flats can frequently complicate the survey and the surveyor will only look over the flat itself, however he may inspect other areas e.g. lifts. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports visit Survey comparison table.



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Slate walls. What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What is asbestos?

Properties built earlier than the mid 80's will most likely include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Most of it was sourced from South Africa.

All forms including white are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be completed by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Staffordshire HomeBuyer report. Your Staffordshire surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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