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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackburn

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackburn

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackburn) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackburn

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Blackburn and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Blackburn property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackburn property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blackburn House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the vendor has told us that it has been partially constructed with Wooton stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Joseph Metcalf Limited, Brookside Lane, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3NY for details. Call 01254 356600 for more information.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Blackburn firm. For example, Stone Tiles Direct at Unit 1 Whalley Banks Trading Est, Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2HZ may be able to assist.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are intending to acquire we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does Blackburn survey report on electrical defects?

During a Blackburn Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey in Blackburn .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

English Heritage

I am purchasing a property close to Pleasington Alum Works , will this affect the property's value?

Pleasington Alum Works is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can add to the attractiveness of an area. Your RICS valuer will consider many local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Blackburn. Visit the English Heritage site for further details on Pleasington Alum Works.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Blackburn and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Blackburn property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackburn property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blackburn House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the vendor has told us that it has been partially constructed with Wooton stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Joseph Metcalf Limited, Brookside Lane, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3NY for details. Call 01254 356600 for more information.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Blackburn firm. For example, Stone Tiles Direct at Unit 1 Whalley Banks Trading Est, Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2HZ may be able to assist.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are intending to acquire we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does Blackburn survey report on electrical defects?

During a Blackburn Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey in Blackburn .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

English Heritage

I am purchasing a property close to Pleasington Alum Works , will this affect the property's value?

Pleasington Alum Works is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can add to the attractiveness of an area. Your RICS valuer will consider many local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Blackburn. Visit the English Heritage site for further details on Pleasington Alum Works.

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