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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bucknall

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bucknall

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bucknall) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bucknall

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bucknall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bucknall property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Bucknall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bucknall House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial refuse. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Bucknall will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Chimney stacks

On a Bucknall HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value. These elements are reviewed by eye, using binoculars. An ash pit door placed too close to combustible material, for example, is included in Section E.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying a higher price for a full structural survey for regency cottage in Bucknall?

Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. Our advice would be to select the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Bucknall house made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick/tile. You should be aware of a number limitations come with any survey as a surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bucknall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bucknall property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Bucknall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bucknall House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial refuse. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .



Building Surveys and valuations in Bucknall will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Chimney stacks

On a Bucknall HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value. These elements are reviewed by eye, using binoculars. An ash pit door placed too close to combustible material, for example, is included in Section E.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying a higher price for a full structural survey for regency cottage in Bucknall?

Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. Our advice would be to select the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Bucknall house made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick/tile. You should be aware of a number limitations come with any survey as a surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

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