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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Appleton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Appleton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Appleton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Appleton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Appleton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Appleton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Appleton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Appleton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment house close to good transport links in WA4 in Appleton on for £290, 510. What factors will qualified RICS surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Appleton on a survey ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices for instance the structural condition of the building or the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It is useful to compare with values recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £275, 310, which is £15, 200 less than the price being asked (£265, 447 was the blended house/flat average). 14, Strickland Close, Warrington, Warrington, Warrington, WA4 3LJ a detached property sold for £395, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does the House Survey cover this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an older property in Appleton? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your Appleton surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Appleton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Appleton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Appleton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Appleton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment house close to good transport links in WA4 in Appleton on for £290, 510. What factors will qualified RICS surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Appleton on a survey ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices for instance the structural condition of the building or the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It is useful to compare with values recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £275, 310, which is £15, 200 less than the price being asked (£265, 447 was the blended house/flat average). 14, Strickland Close, Warrington, Warrington, Warrington, WA4 3LJ a detached property sold for £395, 000 .



The best way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does the House Survey cover this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an older property in Appleton? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your Appleton surveyor for further advice.

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