Get a free instant quote for a property survey in Southam

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
Survey Quote in 60 Seconds

Please be assured that your data will only be provided to the surveyor and we will not pass your data on to third parties.

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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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.

HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Southam

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Southam
From £225
inc. VAT
 

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.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Southam Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southam

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southam) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southam

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

Reviews

Southam Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Southam Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Southam

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Drovers Way, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Stockton Road, Long Itchington, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47

Home Buyers Survey Southam

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in native_block_view() (line 497 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/native/native.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Southam property, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southam property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Southam Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Southam? Will the house surveyor report on this?

Regular rainfall is common in Southam and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on properties is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Southam.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically it is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can show defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away which need attention. Other issues could be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built property be problematic. Are there specific matters to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled homes in Southam. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Purchasers renovating homes in Southam should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Southam, you can contact local suppliers.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Southam property, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southam property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Southam Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Southam? Will the house surveyor report on this?

Regular rainfall is common in Southam and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on properties is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Southam.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically it is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can show defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away which need attention. Other issues could be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built property be problematic. Are there specific matters to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled homes in Southam. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Purchasers renovating homes in Southam should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Southam, you can contact local suppliers.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote