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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.

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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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westhoughton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westhoughton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Westhoughton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westhoughton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Abbeylea Drive, Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5

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Home Buyers Survey Westhoughton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Westhoughton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Westhoughton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westhoughton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westhoughton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we expect to acquire it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Homebuyer Report in Westhoughton go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Westhoughton Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Westhoughton.

The IEE recommend that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Westhoughton and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Cotswold stone. Are there specific defects to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Westhoughton expert. For example, C & J Plumbing & Heating Ltd, 12 Marsden St, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AQ (Phone: 01942 811541) may be able to assist.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it necessary to get a full structural survey before buying a substantially modified Victorian home in Westhoughton?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. If buying an unusual Westhoughton property e.g. an extended house, the Building Survey is the correct choice of home survey. The survey can give thorough and relevant information about the homes state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There are a few provisos with the survey as a surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Westhoughton property e.g. lifting up floor coverings. Permanent outbuildings will typically be reported on.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Westhoughton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Westhoughton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westhoughton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westhoughton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we expect to acquire it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Homebuyer Report in Westhoughton go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Westhoughton Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Westhoughton.



The IEE recommend that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Westhoughton and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Cotswold stone. Are there specific defects to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Westhoughton expert. For example, C & J Plumbing & Heating Ltd, 12 Marsden St, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AQ (Phone: 01942 811541) may be able to assist.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it necessary to get a full structural survey before buying a substantially modified Victorian home in Westhoughton?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. If buying an unusual Westhoughton property e.g. an extended house, the Building Survey is the correct choice of home survey. The survey can give thorough and relevant information about the homes state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There are a few provisos with the survey as a surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Westhoughton property e.g. lifting up floor coverings. Permanent outbuildings will typically be reported on.

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