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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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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Browns Green

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Browns Green

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Browns Green) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Browns Green

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Browns Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Browns Green property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Browns Green House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence has been a problem. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right quite easily. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out and shrinks the clay, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations,

underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Browns Green. What does a chartered surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Browns Green homes that are otherwise ideal will suffer problems like damp. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in Browns Green can provide one.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Browns Green property but are worried about insects. What should we do?

Browns Green purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include insecticides. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Browns Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Browns Green property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Browns Green House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence has been a problem. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right quite easily. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out and shrinks the clay, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations,



underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Browns Green. What does a chartered surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Browns Green homes that are otherwise ideal will suffer problems like damp. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in Browns Green can provide one.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Browns Green property but are worried about insects. What should we do?

Browns Green purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include insecticides. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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