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The surveyor who produces your report will be local to Lancashire with knowledge of the area. 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 and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

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Surveying in Lancashire made easy with Surveyor Local

Are you planning to buy a property in Lancashire? Then one of the first things you'll need is a property survey. Getting a property survey doesn't have to be complicated. At Surveyor Local we can help you make an informed decision about any property you plan to buy.

We offer Homebuyer Reports (RICS Level 2), Building Surveys (RICS Level 3), and Property Valuations. So get things moving in a matter of moments with an online quote, call us on , or request a callback.

Arranging a building survey in Lancashire

Found a property you want to buy and need to arrange a building survey in Lancashire? No matter which part of this historic county you intend to purchase in, you can arrange the building survey you need through Surveyor Local.

From the biggest towns such as Blackpool, Blackburn and Preston to picturesque and historic spots such as Downham and Croston, Surveyor Local can arrange the essential Lancashire building survey you need.

We only work with chartered Lancashire surveyors registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to guarantee the highest quality service at affordable prices.

Read on to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about building surveys in Lancashire.

I intend to buy a flat in Lancashire. What sort of survey should I instruct?

Whatever type of property you intend to buy in Lancashire, the decision on which building survey is best will depend on a number of factors. For example, a full structural survey known as a Building Survey (RICS Level 3) will provide a more in-depth examination and explanation of the fabric of a building. This might be more appropriate when buying a flat or apartment because the surveyor can be asked to provide an opinion on shared areas of a property, such as the roof area, hallways and stairwells.

Are there any issues we should be aware of when looking to buy a property near a Lancashire conservation area?

Property values tend to be higher in Lancashire conservation areas because many period properties have retained their original character and these areas are largely unspoilt. However, many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state, mostly caused by unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings. Lancashire property surveyors are expected to report whether the property looks to be within a conservation area. A Lancashire Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey.

We think there may be damp in the attic of the property we want to purchase. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties could feature roof maintenance problems. From the purlins to the wind braces, all aspects of the roof should be reviewed. Your appointed Lancashire surveyor may suggest that some faults must be dealt with immediately. Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A Building Survey (RICS Level 3) prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing.

Can property in Lancashire built with stone generate lots of maintenance costs? Which potential issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for stone-built Lancashire properties. Common faults with poorly maintained stone walls include penetrating damp. Irregular stone walls may require more care and attention than regular, brick-like stone walls as extremes in the weather have a greater impact on exposed mortar. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include the use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. If you plan on renovating your property, there are local stone matching services available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Lancashire, you can contact local suppliers.

We are purchasing a 15th Century converted barn in Lancashire. What consequences will the property's wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can often be problematic, and property that's been constructed using traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.

Is it advisable to investigate guttering, and can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK. However, damp weather and the effect it can have on homes in Lancashire are not usually given much thought. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include water pooling below gutters. Fortunately, guttering issues are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

The Lancashire property I want to purchase has an old fuse board; will the surveyor look at the electricals in the property?

Whether carrying out a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) examination or a Building Survey (RICS Level 3), a Lancashire surveyor will look at the condition of the electrics, including an overview of the fuse board, its age and condition; any visible wiring; electrical fittings such as showers and light fittings. If the electrics are in an unsatisfactory or dangerous state of repair, the surveyor will highlight this in the subsequent report. Where available, the surveyor will also examine any documentation from electrical wiring tests that have been carried out by an electrician.

Does the chartered surveyor give details on the condition of the gas supply?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the home in addition to gas related fittings such as chimney maintenance and the flue. Gas fittings will not be removed, and the system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal. If you have any worries relating to gas installations at all, we suggest you call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords must complete appliance and installation inspections every year. Non-compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment.

Arrange your Lancashire building survey with Surveyor Local

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