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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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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What property survey do I need for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tunstall

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tunstall

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tunstall) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tunstall

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Tunstall and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tunstall property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Tunstall Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home in Tunstall with stone walls. What problems should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Maintenance fees for stone-built properties can be higher than for more standard , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence might be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Tunstall Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will clear away soil which supports the structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor examine the state of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the mains gas installation for example, in addition to gas connected installations such as associated asbestos. The Tunstall qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Tunstall and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tunstall property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Tunstall Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home in Tunstall with stone walls. What problems should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Maintenance fees for stone-built properties can be higher than for more standard , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence might be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Tunstall Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will clear away soil which supports the structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor examine the state of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the mains gas installation for example, in addition to gas connected installations such as associated asbestos. The Tunstall qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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