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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crewe

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crewe

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Crewe) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crewe

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Crewe property is a flat, 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 intend to make major works on the Crewe property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crewe property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crewe House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for properties in Crewe. Can the Crewe Building Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Isolated patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Crewe, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Crown Pest Control & Environmental Services, Crown House, Thomas Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BD on 0127 025 6444, to discuss remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a sixties house I am meaning to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Crewe Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should usually comment on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as examining the condition of any fitted appliances, for example electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey in Crewe.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Crewe property is a flat, 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 intend to make major works on the Crewe property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crewe property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crewe House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for properties in Crewe. Can the Crewe Building Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Isolated patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Crewe, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Crown Pest Control & Environmental Services, Crown House, Thomas Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BD on 0127 025 6444, to discuss remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a sixties house I am meaning to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Crewe Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should usually comment on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as examining the condition of any fitted appliances, for example electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey in Crewe.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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