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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waterbeach

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waterbeach

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Waterbeach) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waterbeach

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Waterbeach and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Waterbeach property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Waterbeach property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Waterbeach Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Waterbeach property will contain a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will pair knowledge of Waterbeach as well as other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any major legal issues e.g. there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local Waterbeach area assumptions, like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant Waterbeach environmental issues like mining activity, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however,

be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can rainfall have on our new Waterbeach building? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on buildings is often overlooked. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Waterbeach may be a problem. What subsidence information does the Waterbeach Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Waterbeach and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Waterbeach property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Waterbeach property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Waterbeach Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Waterbeach property will contain a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will pair knowledge of Waterbeach as well as other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any major legal issues e.g. there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local Waterbeach area assumptions, like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant Waterbeach environmental issues like mining activity, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however,



be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can rainfall have on our new Waterbeach building? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on buildings is often overlooked. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Waterbeach may be a problem. What subsidence information does the Waterbeach Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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