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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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  • 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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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
Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barlestone

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barlestone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barlestone) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barlestone

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Barlestone

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Barlestone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barlestone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Barlestone property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Barlestone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet weather have on a house in Barlestone? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Barlestone and across the country, but rainfall and the effect it can have on homes are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that gutters are worth a closer look include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Barlestone or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will my Property Survey look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Barlestone's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are possibly going to lease it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Barlestone advise the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Barlestone the home surveyor will report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a non invasive view of the unconcealed sections of the wiring and other concerns such as checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the state of the visible wiring.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Barlestone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barlestone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Barlestone property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Barlestone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet weather have on a house in Barlestone? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Barlestone and across the country, but rainfall and the effect it can have on homes are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that gutters are worth a closer look include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Barlestone or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will my Property Survey look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Barlestone's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are possibly going to lease it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Barlestone advise the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Barlestone the home surveyor will report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a non invasive view of the unconcealed sections of the wiring and other concerns such as checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the state of the visible wiring.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

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