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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barrow In Furness

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barrow In Furness

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barrow In Furness) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barrow In Furness

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barrow In Furness and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barrow In Furness property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Barrow In Furness property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Barrow In Furness Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Barrow In Furness? Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Barrow In Furness hope to own a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers, and Properties built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

Gas flame

Does a Barrow In Furness surveyor advise on the state of the gas heaters?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the building, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts. Any external fittings won't be detached. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Barrow In Furness include Bill Irvine Gas Ltd of 4 Chestnut Walk, Barrow-In-Furness Tel. 07800898054 and DRC Plumbing Heating of 7 Woodward Avenue, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria Tel. 07790582332.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Does the Barrow In Furness Building Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to soil movement, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Barrow In Furness property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barrow In Furness and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barrow In Furness property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Barrow In Furness property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Barrow In Furness Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Barrow In Furness? Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Barrow In Furness hope to own a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers, and Properties built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.



Gas flame

Does a Barrow In Furness surveyor advise on the state of the gas heaters?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the building, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts. Any external fittings won't be detached. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Barrow In Furness include Bill Irvine Gas Ltd of 4 Chestnut Walk, Barrow-In-Furness Tel. 07800898054 and DRC Plumbing Heating of 7 Woodward Avenue, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria Tel. 07790582332.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Does the Barrow In Furness Building Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to soil movement, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Barrow In Furness property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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