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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.

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

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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 Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coven

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coven

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Coven) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coven

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Coven and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Coven property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Coven property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Coven Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Many properties can be hiding serious issues with the roof like. From clay tiles to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A contractor in Coven with a good reference can provide a quote. Contact P D Burton of 15 Park Rd, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HS on 07816 022172 to request a quote.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Coven that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very appealing and is found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Coven surveyors commonly show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing problems can be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a residential property and the agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Coven and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Coven property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Coven property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Coven Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Many properties can be hiding serious issues with the roof like. From clay tiles to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A contractor in Coven with a good reference can provide a quote. Contact P D Burton of 15 Park Rd, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HS on 07816 022172 to request a quote.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Coven that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very appealing and is found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Coven surveyors commonly show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing problems can be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a residential property and the agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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