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Valuation
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Report
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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bredbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bredbury

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bredbury) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bredbury

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bredbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bredbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bredbury property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Bredbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the Bredbury surveyor advise on the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas associated appliances, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or covers won't be undone. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings at all, , call a gas engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be set right. Most homes in Bredbury are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into rainwater goods? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Bredbury and across the country, but the effect which damp weather has on your home is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the house you are buying in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bredbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bredbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bredbury property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Bredbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the Bredbury surveyor advise on the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas associated appliances, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or covers won't be undone. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings at all, , call a gas engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be set right. Most homes in Bredbury are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into rainwater goods? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Bredbury and across the country, but the effect which damp weather has on your home is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the house you are buying in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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