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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
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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shard End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shard End

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shard End) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shard End

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shard End and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shard End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shard End property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Shard End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Shard End property will include a professional valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will call upon experience of property in Shard End and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard certain things like sales incentives.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we purchase a full structural survey when acquiring a modified thirties house in Shard End as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a post fifties unmodified Shard End property built out of typical construction materials and methods. When planning to buy a modified property like a poor condition house in Shard End, Building Survey is now the most appropriate property survey to get a surveyor to do. Shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (pdf and written copy) will be provided to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and significant details in relation to the materials used for the construction of the home. There are a few no go areas with any survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Shard End property such as lifting up floor coverings.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to break it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Shard End home survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shard End and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shard End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shard End property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Shard End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Shard End property will include a professional valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will call upon experience of property in Shard End and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard certain things like sales incentives.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Building Surveys on houses

Should we purchase a full structural survey when acquiring a modified thirties house in Shard End as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a post fifties unmodified Shard End property built out of typical construction materials and methods. When planning to buy a modified property like a poor condition house in Shard End, Building Survey is now the most appropriate property survey to get a surveyor to do. Shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (pdf and written copy) will be provided to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and significant details in relation to the materials used for the construction of the home. There are a few no go areas with any survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Shard End property such as lifting up floor coverings.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to break it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Shard End home survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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