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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Survey is right for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chorley

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chorley

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chorley) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chorley

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chorley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Chorley property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Chorley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s cottage with stone walls. Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built Chorley buildings can vary, stone faces being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Purchasers

renovating Chorley buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Chorley, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Brinscall Quarry, Twistmoor Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8RU, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01254 831767 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house - Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pests can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment and destruction of tainted materials. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Pestforce - Preston, 18 Springfield Road, Coppull, Nr Chorley, PR7 5EH on 0177 283 0310, to discuss remedies.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century farmstead. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers have considered buying a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Chorley structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. Built between 1628 and 1651, Euxton Lane, Buckshaw Hall is an example of a traditional manor house in Chorley.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chorley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Chorley property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Chorley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s cottage with stone walls. Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built Chorley buildings can vary, stone faces being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Purchasers



renovating Chorley buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Chorley, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Brinscall Quarry, Twistmoor Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8RU, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01254 831767 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house - Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pests can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment and destruction of tainted materials. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Pestforce - Preston, 18 Springfield Road, Coppull, Nr Chorley, PR7 5EH on 0177 283 0310, to discuss remedies.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century farmstead. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers have considered buying a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Chorley structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. Built between 1628 and 1651, Euxton Lane, Buckshaw Hall is an example of a traditional manor house in Chorley.

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