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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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in Trafford

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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Trafford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Trafford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Trafford) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Trafford

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Trafford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Trafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Trafford property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Trafford property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Trafford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am planning to move into I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Trafford a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A professional surveyor will also focus on possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the fuse board or checking the condition of a sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey in Trafford.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting). We recommend you always get nearby advice from a qualified electrician call Quartzelec , 1 Ohio Av, Salford, M50 2GT .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the bathroom when we last viewed the property. What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. A builder should return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. 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.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Trafford. What will we need to take notice of when buying a house built in around 1780? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue, and Properties constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Trafford listed buildings, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Trafford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Trafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Trafford property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Trafford property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Trafford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am planning to move into I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Trafford a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A professional surveyor will also focus on possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the fuse board or checking the condition of a sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey in Trafford.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting). We recommend you always get nearby advice from a qualified electrician call Quartzelec , 1 Ohio Av, Salford, M50 2GT .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the bathroom when we last viewed the property. What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. A builder should return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. 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.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Trafford. What will we need to take notice of when buying a house built in around 1780? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue, and Properties constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Trafford listed buildings, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.

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