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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damaged Render

What will the Bramhall Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Bramhall that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a type of render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is common on some Victorian homes. It is very like mortar. It can have lime in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water leading to the surface breaking which need attention. Other issues may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damaged Render

What will the Bramhall Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Bramhall that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a type of render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is common on some Victorian homes. It is very like mortar. It can have lime in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water leading to the surface breaking which need attention. Other issues may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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