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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
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 building survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Radford) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Radford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Radford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Radford property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Radford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are planning to buy, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Radford survey advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Radford Home Buyers Survey your surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring and other areas like reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey on Victorian house in Radford?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its reclassification recently by RICS. If you are buying a modified Radford property such as an older house, this is the most suitable RICS survey. This survey outlines frequently critical information about the buildings construction in addition to any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. External buildings (if permanent) will typically be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the kitchen, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Radford Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right. In addition, some homes in Radford are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates. Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Radford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Radford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Radford property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Radford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are planning to buy, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Radford survey advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Radford Home Buyers Survey your surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring and other areas like reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey.



The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey on Victorian house in Radford?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its reclassification recently by RICS. If you are buying a modified Radford property such as an older house, this is the most suitable RICS survey. This survey outlines frequently critical information about the buildings construction in addition to any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. External buildings (if permanent) will typically be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the kitchen, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Radford Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right. In addition, some homes in Radford are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates. Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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