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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
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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Urmston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Urmston

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Urmston) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Urmston

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Urmston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Urmston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Urmston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Urmston House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs. Flood water can enter a Urmston property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Urmston property is at risk.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings however, won't be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Urmston based gas engineers include G20 Gas Services of 19 Barnfield, ., Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07973619311 and D K Hughes Plumbing Heating of 11 Tewkesbury Avenue, Urmston, Manchester Tel. 07788 727178.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Homebuyer Report in Urmston report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Urmston the surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a general view of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

We recommend you always get nearby Urmston help on electrical systems, contact Thomason's Electrical , 1 Bruton Av, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9HF .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Urmston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Urmston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Urmston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Urmston House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs. Flood water can enter a Urmston property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Urmston property is at risk.



Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings however, won't be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Urmston based gas engineers include G20 Gas Services of 19 Barnfield, ., Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07973619311 and D K Hughes Plumbing Heating of 11 Tewkesbury Avenue, Urmston, Manchester Tel. 07788 727178.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Homebuyer Report in Urmston report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Urmston the surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a general view of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

We recommend you always get nearby Urmston help on electrical systems, contact Thomason's Electrical , 1 Bruton Av, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9HF .

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