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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 the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clitheroe

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clitheroe

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Clitheroe) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clitheroe

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Clitheroe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Clitheroe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Clitheroe property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Clitheroe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Clitheroe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we expect to acquire, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Clitheroe a surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair.

This should include a visual inspection of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas like examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Clitheroe.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas associated installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. If there are any fittings they won't actually be taken off. Gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Lancashire based local firms include Electrical & Plumbing Contractors of 1 Warwick Drive, Clitheroe, Lancashire Tel. 07789051523 and Andrew Clarkson of Brogden Farm, Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancashire Tel. 01282770396.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a un-loved sixties house in Clitheroe?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. If looking into purchasing an unconventional home, for example a tatty house, this is now the best choice of home survey to do. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Clitheroe home made out of typical construction materials. After a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas a written report (pdf and written copy) will be posted and emailed to the prospective purchaser setting out comprehensive and notable information in relation to the state of repair of the home. There are certain restrictions with a property survey as a RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Clitheroe house e.g. undoing electrical fittings. This page for a simple guide on HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Clitheroe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Clitheroe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Clitheroe property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Clitheroe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Clitheroe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we expect to acquire, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Clitheroe a surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair.

This should include a visual inspection of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas like examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).



Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Clitheroe.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas associated installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. If there are any fittings they won't actually be taken off. Gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Lancashire based local firms include Electrical & Plumbing Contractors of 1 Warwick Drive, Clitheroe, Lancashire Tel. 07789051523 and Andrew Clarkson of Brogden Farm, Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancashire Tel. 01282770396.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a un-loved sixties house in Clitheroe?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. If looking into purchasing an unconventional home, for example a tatty house, this is now the best choice of home survey to do. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Clitheroe home made out of typical construction materials. After a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas a written report (pdf and written copy) will be posted and emailed to the prospective purchaser setting out comprehensive and notable information in relation to the state of repair of the home. There are certain restrictions with a property survey as a RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Clitheroe house e.g. undoing electrical fittings. This page for a simple guide on HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

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