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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheshire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheshire

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cheshire) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheshire

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Cheshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Cheshire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cheshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What advice should we get?

Property in Cheshire are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This danger should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to a serious infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I intend to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Cheshire Building Survey the home surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a visual check of open or exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other issues like the whereabouts of the consumer unit. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey in Cheshire. Inspecting the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend an electrical system check be conducted every ten years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette next to Hazel Knoll Farm Inert Landfill Site on Torkington Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Cheshire. Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues like spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cheshire will flag up any structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Cheshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Cheshire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cheshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What advice should we get?

Property in Cheshire are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This danger should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to a serious infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I intend to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Cheshire Building Survey the home surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a visual check of open or exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other issues like the whereabouts of the consumer unit. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey in Cheshire. Inspecting the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend an electrical system check be conducted every ten years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette next to Hazel Knoll Farm Inert Landfill Site on Torkington Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Cheshire. Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues like spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cheshire will flag up any structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority and advise you .

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