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Homebuyer
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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burscough

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burscough

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burscough) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burscough

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Burscough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Burscough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Burscough property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Burscough Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the vendor has stated that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Which major problems should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Damaged Render

What problems will my RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency detached house in Burscough that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems

Another example of problems may involve sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 18mm gap between the garage wall and the door frame when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues will the home survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be resolved. In addition, some homes in Burscough are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Burscough homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Burscough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Burscough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Burscough property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Burscough Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the vendor has stated that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Which major problems should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.



Damaged Render

What problems will my RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency detached house in Burscough that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems

Another example of problems may involve sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 18mm gap between the garage wall and the door frame when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues will the home survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be resolved. In addition, some homes in Burscough are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Burscough homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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