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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheetham Hill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheetham Hill

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cheetham Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheetham Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Cheetham Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Cheetham Hill property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Cheetham Hill property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cheetham Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Cheetham Hill home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

Cheetham Hill Homebuyer Reports a valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will pair awareness of the Cheetham Hill property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. size Your Cheetham Hill surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to any Cheetham Hill environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Cheetham Hill property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

There are several concerns associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Cheetham Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring an abandoned regency semi detached home, is it necessary to get a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. Choose a Building Survey for the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a non period unmodified house built out of normal construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that a few limitations exist with any residential survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the building or assess safety of gas sources.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Cheetham Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Cheetham Hill property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Cheetham Hill property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cheetham Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Cheetham Hill home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

Cheetham Hill Homebuyer Reports a valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will pair awareness of the Cheetham Hill property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. size Your Cheetham Hill surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further area conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to any Cheetham Hill environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Cheetham Hill property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

There are several concerns associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Cheetham Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring an abandoned regency semi detached home, is it necessary to get a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. Choose a Building Survey for the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a non period unmodified house built out of normal construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that a few limitations exist with any residential survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the building or assess safety of gas sources.

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