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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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  • 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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alcester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alcester

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Alcester) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alcester

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Ten Acres, Alcester, B49

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Alcester and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Alcester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Alcester property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Alcester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Alcester home and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls

have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a derelict, eighties mansion maisonette in Alcester?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now called Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a post 1950s unmodified maisonette of standard building materials. You should commission the RICS Building Survey for the maisonette referred to. Be aware that some limitations are integral with any residential survey because a chartered surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the maisonette or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Should we get a house surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Alcester building may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you strongly suspect an issue with moths, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Alcester and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Alcester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Alcester property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Alcester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Alcester home and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls



have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a derelict, eighties mansion maisonette in Alcester?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now called Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a post 1950s unmodified maisonette of standard building materials. You should commission the RICS Building Survey for the maisonette referred to. Be aware that some limitations are integral with any residential survey because a chartered surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the maisonette or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Should we get a house surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Alcester building may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you strongly suspect an issue with moths, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

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