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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chadderton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chadderton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chadderton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chadderton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chadderton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chadderton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Chadderton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Chadderton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Chadderton property with a loft conversion. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Homes throughout Chadderton may be exposed to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From wind braces to sheeting, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Chadderton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local roofing specialist can provide one. Contact Akroyd of 121 Andover Av, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1JQ on 0161-653 8497 to request an estimate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Chadderton home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as standard. To work out the property's value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Chadderton market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chadderton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chadderton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Chadderton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Chadderton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Chadderton property with a loft conversion. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Homes throughout Chadderton may be exposed to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From wind braces to sheeting, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Chadderton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local roofing specialist can provide one. Contact Akroyd of 121 Andover Av, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1JQ on 0161-653 8497 to request an estimate.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Chadderton home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as standard. To work out the property's value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Chadderton market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

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