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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Accrington

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Accrington

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Accrington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Accrington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Accrington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Accrington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Accrington property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Accrington Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Accrington might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Accrington property survey include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course

of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building in Accrington we're buying, but we are not certain - How do we investigate further?

Accrington properties will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to acquire we think we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Accrington Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Accrington your surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state.

This should include a non invasive check of the superficial areas of the wiring or fusebox and other possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Accrington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Accrington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Accrington property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Accrington Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Accrington might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Accrington property survey include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course



of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building in Accrington we're buying, but we are not certain - How do we investigate further?

Accrington properties will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to acquire we think we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Accrington Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Accrington your surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state.

This should include a non invasive check of the superficial areas of the wiring or fusebox and other possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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