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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Harbury

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  • RICS surveyors in Harbury
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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
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 Harbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harbury

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harbury) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harbury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Harbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Harbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Harbury property's general condition as well as information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Harbury , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be reported on?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing woes. From slates to valley gutters, every part of the roof should be investigated. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Harbury property will contain a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will pair experience of property in Harbury and other things relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there aren't any expensive legal issues e.g. consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local Harbury area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. The paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory is an example of this.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Harbury house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Harbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Harbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Harbury property's general condition as well as information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Harbury , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be reported on?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing woes. From slates to valley gutters, every part of the roof should be investigated. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Harbury property will contain a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will pair experience of property in Harbury and other things relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there aren't any expensive legal issues e.g. consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local Harbury area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. The paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory is an example of this.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Harbury house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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