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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Survey is the best choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidsgrove

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidsgrove

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kidsgrove) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidsgrove

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kidsgrove property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kidsgrove property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Kidsgrove Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Kidsgrove and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Kidsgrove are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Kidsgrove house. What should we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Kidsgrove property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for insect infestation may include chemical treatment. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney advice, can a Kidsgrove property surveyor help?

Brick-built Kidsgrove properties demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also be subject to a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and crumbling mortar. A serious concern is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. C S N Builders at 4 Midwinter Avenue, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4XA on 01235 832504.

Buyers in Kidsgrove should consider that a number of styles are found in many homes built in this country. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kidsgrove property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kidsgrove property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Kidsgrove Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Kidsgrove and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Kidsgrove are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Kidsgrove house. What should we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Kidsgrove property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for insect infestation may include chemical treatment. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney advice, can a Kidsgrove property surveyor help?

Brick-built Kidsgrove properties demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also be subject to a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and crumbling mortar. A serious concern is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. C S N Builders at 4 Midwinter Avenue, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4XA on 01235 832504.

Buyers in Kidsgrove should consider that a number of styles are found in many homes built in this country. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

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