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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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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Kidderminster

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  • RICS surveyors in Kidderminster
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidderminster

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidderminster

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kidderminster) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidderminster

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kidderminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Kidderminster property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kidderminster Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits for having a full structural survey in Kidderminster instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a converted end of terrace house?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer format which has been entitled the Building Survey is now available. Our advice would be to get a Building Survey in relation to the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a 60 year old or less unmodified Kidderminster home of standard building materials.

You should be aware of certain restrictions exist with the survey as RICS chartered surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the house of survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about bugs in the area. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment or removal of infected furniture. The Kidderminster surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey reveal?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kidderminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Kidderminster property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kidderminster Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits for having a full structural survey in Kidderminster instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a converted end of terrace house?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer format which has been entitled the Building Survey is now available. Our advice would be to get a Building Survey in relation to the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a 60 year old or less unmodified Kidderminster home of standard building materials.

You should be aware of certain restrictions exist with the survey as RICS chartered surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the house of survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about bugs in the area. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment or removal of infected furniture. The Kidderminster surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey reveal?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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