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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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  • 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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What building survey is the right choice for my intended house purchase in Thurston?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thurston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thurston

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thurston) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thurston

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Thurston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thurston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Thurston property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Thurston House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to check out when intending to buy a converted flat in Thurston near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection may have on the building. Prices will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features. However many areas have fallen into disrepair for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the location looks to be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Thurston Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be commented on but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence might be a concern affecting the property. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Thurston Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

Cracks to a hall are a clear clue of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted barn in Thurston. What effect will the property's wooden structure have on maintenance?

For houses in Thurston built before the 20th Century, age can create difficulties for an owner. Thurston homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in higher ongoing expenses.Mention this to the Thurston surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Thurston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thurston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Thurston property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Thurston House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to check out when intending to buy a converted flat in Thurston near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection may have on the building. Prices will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features. However many areas have fallen into disrepair for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the location looks to be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of the Thurston Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be commented on but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence might be a concern affecting the property. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Thurston Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

Cracks to a hall are a clear clue of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted barn in Thurston. What effect will the property's wooden structure have on maintenance?

For houses in Thurston built before the 20th Century, age can create difficulties for an owner. Thurston homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in higher ongoing expenses.Mention this to the Thurston surveyor for more detail.

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