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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashton In Makerfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashton In Makerfield

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ashton In Makerfield) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashton In Makerfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ashton In Makerfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashton In Makerfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ashton In Makerfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Ashton In Makerfield Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the sitting room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. A builder should return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Inside the property, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. artex.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in the home appliances. The main origins of asbestos were the US.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to damage it and professional advice must be taken without delay. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be dear but absolutely must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has told us that it has been constructed with York stone. Which major potential issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Stoke Hall Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Ashton In Makerfield, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Moat Lane Quarry, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6HH for details. Call 01617 778784 for more information.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor - Instyle Fireplaces, 86-88 Bryn St, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AU could help.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ashton In Makerfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashton In Makerfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ashton In Makerfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Ashton In Makerfield Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the sitting room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. A builder should return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Inside the property, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. artex.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in the home appliances. The main origins of asbestos were the US.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to damage it and professional advice must be taken without delay. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be dear but absolutely must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has told us that it has been constructed with York stone. Which major potential issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Stoke Hall Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Ashton In Makerfield, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Moat Lane Quarry, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6HH for details. Call 01617 778784 for more information.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor - Instyle Fireplaces, 86-88 Bryn St, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9AU could help.

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