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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.

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  • 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.

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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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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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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 Survey is the best choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Water Orton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Water Orton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Water Orton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Water Orton

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Water Orton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Water Orton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Water Orton property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Water Orton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the justification for doing a full structural survey when considering a shabby mid terrace property near Water Orton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called the Full Structural Survey, it is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less Water Orton house of conventional building materials. The Building Survey would be the correct type of survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (digital and written copy) will be delivered to the client providing comprehensive and significant advice in relation to the state of repair of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey to bear in

mind insofar as your surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Water Orton building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Water Orton and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Which potential issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Water Orton properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Water Orton, what advice would the surveyor give for buildings built with Sussex bond brick?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also show signs of numerous defects, including DPC failure and sulphate attack. A serious concern is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Brook Terry, 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB on 07890 388290 for a quote for repair work.

Water Orton home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles have been used for centuries. For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Water Orton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Water Orton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Water Orton property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Water Orton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the justification for doing a full structural survey when considering a shabby mid terrace property near Water Orton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called the Full Structural Survey, it is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less Water Orton house of conventional building materials. The Building Survey would be the correct type of survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (digital and written copy) will be delivered to the client providing comprehensive and significant advice in relation to the state of repair of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey to bear in



mind insofar as your surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Water Orton building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Water Orton and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Which potential issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Water Orton properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Water Orton, what advice would the surveyor give for buildings built with Sussex bond brick?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also show signs of numerous defects, including DPC failure and sulphate attack. A serious concern is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Brook Terry, 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB on 07890 388290 for a quote for repair work.

Water Orton home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles have been used for centuries. For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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