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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.

  • 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
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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.

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.

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in Stafford

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  • RICS surveyors in Stafford
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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stafford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stafford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stafford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stafford

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Stone Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Lovatt Street, Stafford, ST16

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stafford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Stafford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Stafford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I want to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does a surveyor advise the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Stafford Building Survey your RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a by sight view of the superficial parts of the wiring and other issues like reporting on the state of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from

a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest an electrical check is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property close to Berry Ring Hillfort , will this affect the property's value?

Berry Ring Hillfort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can increase the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest include Boscobel House, Camp Ne Of Stretton Mill and Creswell Chapel.. The RICS valuer will include all regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Stafford. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Berry Ring Hillfort.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s Stafford property with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cory Environmental (Central) Ltd, Greyfriars Business Park, Frank Foley Way, Greyfriars, Stafford, ST16 2ST, quarrying Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01785 251555 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stafford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Stafford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Stafford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I want to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does a surveyor advise the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Stafford Building Survey your RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a by sight view of the superficial parts of the wiring and other issues like reporting on the state of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from



a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest an electrical check is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property close to Berry Ring Hillfort , will this affect the property's value?

Berry Ring Hillfort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can increase the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest include Boscobel House, Camp Ne Of Stretton Mill and Creswell Chapel.. The RICS valuer will include all regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Stafford. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Berry Ring Hillfort.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s Stafford property with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cory Environmental (Central) Ltd, Greyfriars Business Park, Frank Foley Way, Greyfriars, Stafford, ST16 2ST, quarrying Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01785 251555 for more information.

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