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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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  • 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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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
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Summerhill

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Summerhill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Summerhill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Summerhill

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Summerhill and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Summerhill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Summerhill property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Summerhill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Summerhill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the reason to commission a full structural survey if purchasing a dilapidated semi detached property near Summerhill instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often referred to as a Structural Survey by some, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the best survey to choose when purchasing a modified property, for example an extended house. A Building Survey will outline comprehensive and important advice on the property's condition on top of any technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas. Read about the differences between what is and isn't included - click here.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Summerhill.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very aesthetic and is/was was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Summerhill Building Surveys sometimes show any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when water below windows that results in detachment. Re-applying problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence could be an issue affecting the property. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Summerhill and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Summerhill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Summerhill property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Summerhill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Summerhill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the reason to commission a full structural survey if purchasing a dilapidated semi detached property near Summerhill instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often referred to as a Structural Survey by some, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the best survey to choose when purchasing a modified property, for example an extended house. A Building Survey will outline comprehensive and important advice on the property's condition on top of any technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas. Read about the differences between what is and isn't included - click here.



Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Summerhill.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very aesthetic and is/was was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Summerhill Building Surveys sometimes show any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when water below windows that results in detachment. Re-applying problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence could be an issue affecting the property. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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