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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chapel Allerton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chapel Allerton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chapel Allerton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chapel Allerton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chapel Allerton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Chapel Allerton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Chapel Allerton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Chapel Allerton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

In a Chapel Allerton HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

In Chapel Allerton, an example may be a chimney which is noticeably leaning. They Chimney stacks will be checked thoroughly using binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we are meaning to acquire, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Chapel Allerton survey write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Chapel Allerton Homebuyer Report the surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a poor state.

This should include a visual view of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other potential areas for concern such as inspecting the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Chapel Allerton.

The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Chapel Allerton Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Chapel Allerton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chapel Allerton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Chapel Allerton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Chapel Allerton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Chapel Allerton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

In a Chapel Allerton HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

In Chapel Allerton, an example may be a chimney which is noticeably leaning. They Chimney stacks will be checked thoroughly using binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we are meaning to acquire, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Chapel Allerton survey write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Chapel Allerton Homebuyer Report the surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a poor state.

This should include a visual view of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other potential areas for concern such as inspecting the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Chapel Allerton.

The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Chapel Allerton Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Chapel Allerton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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