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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cleveleys

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cleveleys

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cleveleys) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional such as mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cleveleys

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cleveleys and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cleveleys property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the Cleveleys property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleveleys property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Cleveleys House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Cleveleys properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor consider any flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

A fairly common example may be a missing step up into a house. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Cleveleys and saw that the lounge floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Cleveleys Home Buyers Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Cleveleys homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cleveleys and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cleveleys property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the Cleveleys property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleveleys property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Cleveleys House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Cleveleys properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor consider any flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Other external areas of the property


On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

A fairly common example may be a missing step up into a house. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Cleveleys and saw that the lounge floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Cleveleys Home Buyers Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Cleveleys homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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