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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
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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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Which Survey do I need for my prospective house purchase in Timperley?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Timperley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Timperley

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Timperley) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Timperley

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Timperley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Timperley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Timperley property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Timperley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Timperley, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Timperley HomeBuyer Report cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as minor wall cracks in the garage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Timperley, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a urgent risk, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Timperley surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Timperley builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials including boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Timperley building survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos during the Timperley survey and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Timperley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Timperley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Timperley property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Timperley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Timperley, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Timperley HomeBuyer Report cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as minor wall cracks in the garage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Timperley, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a urgent risk, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Timperley surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Timperley builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials including boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Timperley building survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos during the Timperley survey and should suggest further investigation.

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