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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Aughton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aughton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Aughton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aughton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Aughton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Aughton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Aughton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or cracks along the kitchen wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey for fifties home in Aughton?

The Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a couple of years ago by the RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house of normal construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the right one to choose for the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a non prescribed format of report will be delivered to the prospective buyer giving thorough and far-reaching professional advice on the state of repair of the house. There are several restrictions with a Building Survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Aughton property e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for more about HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Aughton properties are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Aughton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Aughton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Aughton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or cracks along the kitchen wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.



Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey for fifties home in Aughton?

The Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a couple of years ago by the RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house of normal construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the right one to choose for the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a non prescribed format of report will be delivered to the prospective buyer giving thorough and far-reaching professional advice on the state of repair of the house. There are several restrictions with a Building Survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Aughton property e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for more about HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Aughton properties are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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