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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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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
  Mortgage
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 of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Totton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totton

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Carnation Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Suffolk Avenue, Southampton, SO15

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Totton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Totton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Totton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Totton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the property. Is this a urgent danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying a bit more for a full structural survey when buying an apartment ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Totton apartment of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If you are contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a dilapidated apartment in Totton, it is the best home survey to opt for. Following an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and crucial details about the construction of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Totton apartment for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we intend to move into we think we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the surveyor report on the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Totton your surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a visual look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Reporting on any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey.

We recommend you always get Totton advice on electrical systems - Corry B A Holdings Ltd , 24 Whitelaw Rd, Southampton, SO15 8LJ .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Totton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Totton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Totton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Totton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the property. Is this a urgent danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying a bit more for a full structural survey when buying an apartment ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Totton apartment of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If you are contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a dilapidated apartment in Totton, it is the best home survey to opt for. Following an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and crucial details about the construction of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Totton apartment for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we intend to move into we think we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the surveyor report on the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Totton your surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a visual look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Reporting on any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey.

We recommend you always get Totton advice on electrical systems - Corry B A Holdings Ltd , 24 Whitelaw Rd, Southampton, SO15 8LJ .

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