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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bramhall

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bramhall

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bramhall) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bramhall

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bramhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Bramhall property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bramhall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence might be a problem impacting the property. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Cracks to a landing wall or floor are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. 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. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil being relatively common. In Bramhall's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a flat in Bramhall, SK7 for an asking price of £131, 538. What considerations will a Bramhall RICS chartered surveyor allow for on a home buyers survey ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on property values ranging from noise from flight paths to the condition of shared common parts. It may help to weigh up prices against prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £152, 438, which is £20, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £343, 905. Dinglewood, 9, Ladybrook Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK7 3NE a leasehold flat recently sold for £175, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

A surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the variety of location factors that might affect property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bramhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Bramhall property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bramhall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence might be a problem impacting the property. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Cracks to a landing wall or floor are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. 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. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil being relatively common. In Bramhall's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a flat in Bramhall, SK7 for an asking price of £131, 538. What considerations will a Bramhall RICS chartered surveyor allow for on a home buyers survey ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on property values ranging from noise from flight paths to the condition of shared common parts. It may help to weigh up prices against prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £152, 438, which is £20, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £343, 905. Dinglewood, 9, Ladybrook Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK7 3NE a leasehold flat recently sold for £175, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

A surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the variety of location factors that might affect property prices.

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