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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.

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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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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 Upper Shirley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Shirley

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Shirley) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Shirley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Edwardian property is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also experience numerous defects. These can include frost damage or sulphate attack. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Contact West Stephen & Son for a repairs estimate at 07870 146232 or 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE.

For instance, common bond or shiner bond are both used in Upper Shirley residences. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should heavy rain have on our new Upper Shirley property? Will the property surveyor report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is "gushing" gutters. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can cause difficulties for homes in Upper Shirley. Can my Upper Shirley House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracked plaster. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Edwardian property is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also experience numerous defects. These can include frost damage or sulphate attack. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Contact West Stephen & Son for a repairs estimate at 07870 146232 or 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE.



For instance, common bond or shiner bond are both used in Upper Shirley residences. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should heavy rain have on our new Upper Shirley property? Will the property surveyor report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is "gushing" gutters. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can cause difficulties for homes in Upper Shirley. Can my Upper Shirley House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracked plaster. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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