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Valuation
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buxton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buxton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Buxton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buxton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Buxton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Buxton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Buxton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Buxton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor check flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Buxton and nationwide, is a serious concern for residents. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Buxton buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Buxton Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as snow or rising damp can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Buxton house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers won't however be dislodged. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Buxton include High Peak Heating of 115 Fairfield Road, Buxton Tel. 07842421661 buisness and Plumbing & Heating Services G. Willis of Underwood Cottages, Main Street, Chelmorton, Buxton, Derbyshire Tel. 0129885605.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Buxton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Buxton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Buxton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Buxton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor check flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Buxton and nationwide, is a serious concern for residents. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Buxton buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Buxton Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as snow or rising damp can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Buxton house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers won't however be dislodged. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Buxton include High Peak Heating of 115 Fairfield Road, Buxton Tel. 07842421661 buisness and Plumbing & Heating Services G. Willis of Underwood Cottages, Main Street, Chelmorton, Buxton, Derbyshire Tel. 0129885605.

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