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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barlaston

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barlaston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Barlaston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barlaston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Barlaston and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Barlaston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Barlaston property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Barlaston Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Barlaston surveyor to carry out your House Survey,

familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a flat near Saxon'S Lowe , will this affect the property's value?

Saxon'S Lowe is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Tittensor Common.. Your RICS valuer will consider all regional criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Barlaston. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Saxon'S Lowe.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I am meaning to purchase, I noticed that there is old wiring - will a Barlaston Homebuyer Report advise the electrics?

When performing a Barlaston Building Survey the home surveyor should mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is required to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters or if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey in Barlaston.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Barlaston and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Barlaston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Barlaston property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Barlaston Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Barlaston surveyor to carry out your House Survey,



familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a flat near Saxon'S Lowe , will this affect the property's value?

Saxon'S Lowe is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Tittensor Common.. Your RICS valuer will consider all regional criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Barlaston. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Saxon'S Lowe.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I am meaning to purchase, I noticed that there is old wiring - will a Barlaston Homebuyer Report advise the electrics?

When performing a Barlaston Building Survey the home surveyor should mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is required to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters or if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey in Barlaston.

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