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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.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas associated appliances, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings will not be dislodged. Gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Cheshire and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Cheshire.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Commonly it is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Regency buildings. It can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors can show any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp

Another example of problems may involve sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems can be costly as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

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.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas associated appliances, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings will not be dislodged. Gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Cheshire and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Cheshire.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Commonly it is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Regency buildings. It can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors can show any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp

Another example of problems may involve sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems can be costly as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

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