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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashton Under Lyne

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashton Under Lyne

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ashton Under Lyne) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashton Under Lyne

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ashton Under Lyne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ashton Under Lyne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ashton Under Lyne property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Ashton Under Lyne Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ashton Under Lyne buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Ashton Under Lyne property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Ashton Under Lyne area likely to affect the Ashton Under Lyne property also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The house surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Ashton Under Lyne that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and was common on some Georgian buildings. It used to have lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Suveys commonly detail any number of problems for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems could involve attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ashton Under Lyne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ashton Under Lyne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ashton Under Lyne property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Ashton Under Lyne Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ashton Under Lyne buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.



Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Ashton Under Lyne property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Ashton Under Lyne area likely to affect the Ashton Under Lyne property also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The house surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Ashton Under Lyne that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and was common on some Georgian buildings. It used to have lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Suveys commonly detail any number of problems for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems could involve attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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