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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Didsbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Didsbury

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Didsbury) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Didsbury

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Didsbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Didsbury property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Didsbury property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Didsbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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Will the surveyor inspect the condition of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) as part of the Didsbury survey, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings won't however be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Greater Manchester based local firms include Antony McNulty of 45 Mauldeth Road West, Withington, Manchester Tel. 07950792107 and A & G Heating of 10 Longport Avenue, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07905144167.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Building Surveys on flats 1

If investing in a poor condition regency flat property - is it necessary to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now called the Building Survey. It is now the most appropriate choice of home survey if buying a modified home e.g. a property in poor condition Didsbury flat. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) details in depth and salient professional advice concerning the flats condition as well as any important technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the flat. Furthermore flats can frequently complicate the survey - so the surveyor is only authorised inspect the actual flat the surveyor may advise on other parts like security. For more details and a survey comparison see the following surveys compared.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Didsbury. Does a Didsbury Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Didsbury home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Didsbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Didsbury property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Didsbury property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Didsbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the condition of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) as part of the Didsbury survey, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings won't however be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Greater Manchester based local firms include Antony McNulty of 45 Mauldeth Road West, Withington, Manchester Tel. 07950792107 and A & G Heating of 10 Longport Avenue, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07905144167.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .



Building Surveys on flats 1

If investing in a poor condition regency flat property - is it necessary to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now called the Building Survey. It is now the most appropriate choice of home survey if buying a modified home e.g. a property in poor condition Didsbury flat. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) details in depth and salient professional advice concerning the flats condition as well as any important technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the flat. Furthermore flats can frequently complicate the survey - so the surveyor is only authorised inspect the actual flat the surveyor may advise on other parts like security. For more details and a survey comparison see the following surveys compared.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Didsbury. Does a Didsbury Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Didsbury home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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