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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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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Codsall

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Codsall

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Codsall) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Codsall

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Codsall and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Codsall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Codsall property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Codsall Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house in Codsall we're buying, but we are not certain - How do we investigate further?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Codsall. This concern should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Codsall and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in recently built buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new building within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of blue asbestos textured coatings in the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. You should not try to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Codsall building survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Codsall and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Codsall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Codsall property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Codsall Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house in Codsall we're buying, but we are not certain - How do we investigate further?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Codsall. This concern should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Codsall and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in recently built buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new building within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of blue asbestos textured coatings in the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. You should not try to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Codsall building survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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