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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Biddulph

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Biddulph

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Biddulph) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Biddulph

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Biddulph and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Biddulph property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Biddulph House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any things I should look into if planning to buy an extended house in Biddulph near a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local authorities. Surveyors in Biddulph must possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the building and its value. House prices tends to be greater owing to them being unspoilt. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of a Biddulph Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unapproved adjustments to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Uprights Solicitors Ltd are based in 12 Market Street, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13 6HZ might be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01538 388809

Deteriorated timber

For the Biddulph HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves will be covered. Swollen or rotten plywood or hardboard is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Biddulph and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Biddulph and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Biddulph property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Biddulph House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any things I should look into if planning to buy an extended house in Biddulph near a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local authorities. Surveyors in Biddulph must possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the building and its value. House prices tends to be greater owing to them being unspoilt. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of a Biddulph Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unapproved adjustments to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Uprights Solicitors Ltd are based in 12 Market Street, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13 6HZ might be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01538 388809



Deteriorated timber

For the Biddulph HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves will be covered. Swollen or rotten plywood or hardboard is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Biddulph and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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