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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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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wide Open

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wide Open

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wide Open) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wide Open

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Wide Open and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Wide Open property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Wide Open property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Wide Open Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a residence in Wide Open, does the chartered surveyor search for flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter at the building, as well as gas connected appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. Any gas fittings won't however be undone. The gas system won't be tested. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

For more details, contact a Wide Open expert, including Classic Fireplaces of Westfield Av, Brunswick Village, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 7EG.