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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we consider drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on homes is overlooked by home buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is spalling on walls around drainage. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. Any external fittings will not be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Aughton include JKL Heating and Plumbing of 17, Parker Crescent, Ormskirk, Lancashire Tel. 07891 635624 and Idris Williams of 86 Chapel Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire Tel. 07854866440.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we consider drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on homes is overlooked by home buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is spalling on walls around drainage. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



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.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. Any external fittings will not be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Aughton include JKL Heating and Plumbing of 17, Parker Crescent, Ormskirk, Lancashire Tel. 07891 635624 and Idris Williams of 86 Chapel Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire Tel. 07854866440.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

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