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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southampton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southampton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Southampton) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southampton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Southampton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southampton property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southampton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Looking for a house survey in Southampton

Surveyor Local has years of experience of property and structural investigation and reporting throughout Hampshire.

We are particularly familiar with the residential property market and having seen numerous cycles in the local property market, are adept at providing accurate property valuations. In fact Surveyor Local's surveyors are all independent so when it comes to impartial (non mortgage lender tied) advice, you can be sure you are getting an independent opinion.

The following are some of our local observations about property and conditions in the area:

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice for the Edwardian property we are buying? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Southampton properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Kerr John should be able to provide an estimate for

repair work. Contact them at 24 Beaconsfield Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1XA or 01273 414024.

Buyers in Southampton should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated Victorian house in Southampton that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco is layered over red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks.

Stucco is often problematic and Southampton surveyors sometimes focus on defects such as trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away. Other issues may involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

For a local stucco advice contact Premise Property Maintenance Ltd, 1 Leyton Road, Southampton, SO14 0PX Tel. 01962 671236 or 02380 017555

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the desirability of an area. Other local monuments of importance include Bowl Barrow In Mallard Wood, Canute'S Palace, Porters Lane and Castle (Part Of).

Your RICS valuer will include many regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Southampton. Refer to the English Heritage website for more details on Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Southampton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southampton property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southampton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Looking for a house survey in Southampton

Surveyor Local has years of experience of property and structural investigation and reporting throughout Hampshire.

We are particularly familiar with the residential property market and having seen numerous cycles in the local property market, are adept at providing accurate property valuations. In fact Surveyor Local's surveyors are all independent so when it comes to impartial (non mortgage lender tied) advice, you can be sure you are getting an independent opinion.

The following are some of our local observations about property and conditions in the area:

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice for the Edwardian property we are buying? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Southampton properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Kerr John should be able to provide an estimate for



repair work. Contact them at 24 Beaconsfield Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1XA or 01273 414024.

Buyers in Southampton should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated Victorian house in Southampton that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco is layered over red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks.

Stucco is often problematic and Southampton surveyors sometimes focus on defects such as trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away. Other issues may involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

For a local stucco advice contact Premise Property Maintenance Ltd, 1 Leyton Road, Southampton, SO14 0PX Tel. 01962 671236 or 02380 017555

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the desirability of an area. Other local monuments of importance include Bowl Barrow In Mallard Wood, Canute'S Palace, Porters Lane and Castle (Part Of).

Your RICS valuer will include many regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Southampton. Refer to the English Heritage website for more details on Bowl Barrow At Matley Holms.

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Recent Southampton Surveyor Reports

  • Dangerous unsupported bricks on Southampton property

    By  June 8th, 2013

      The following observations were made during a full structural survey (no know as a 'Building Survey') carried out on this 1950's property near Southampton The external walls of the house were examined and noted to be 265mm thick cavity walling with fletton facing bricks to the...

  • Partially removed chimney in poor repair on Southampton semi

    By  June 7th, 2013

    There was chimney stack in poor state of repair on the roof slope of this semi detached property in Southampton. Specifically the mortar joints were beginning to erode and some future repointing will be required. Unfortunately, due to an unsuitable vantage point on the Building...