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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Dukinfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dukinfield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dukinfield) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dukinfield

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dukinfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dukinfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Dukinfield property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Dukinfield property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dukinfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can be problematic. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Dukinfield listed buildings. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Building Surveys on flats 1

We are buying a doer-upper regency flat home in Dukinfield - do I need to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. Opt for the RICS Building Survey in relation to the flat referred to. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a 60 year old or less Dukinfield flat built out of typical building materials. There are a number limitations are integral with a Building Survey insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the Dukinfield flat or comment on efficiency of gas installations. Additionally flats often add complexity as the surveyor is only authorised look into the actual flat although he/she also outline information about other sections of the property like any alarm system.

Chimney stacks

In a Dukinfield HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Dukinfield property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

They should be examined with binoculars as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Inadequate combustible clearances in the flue, for example, is included in Section E.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dukinfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dukinfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Dukinfield property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Dukinfield property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dukinfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can be problematic. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Dukinfield listed buildings. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.



Building Surveys on flats 1

We are buying a doer-upper regency flat home in Dukinfield - do I need to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. Opt for the RICS Building Survey in relation to the flat referred to. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a 60 year old or less Dukinfield flat built out of typical building materials. There are a number limitations are integral with a Building Survey insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the Dukinfield flat or comment on efficiency of gas installations. Additionally flats often add complexity as the surveyor is only authorised look into the actual flat although he/she also outline information about other sections of the property like any alarm system.

Chimney stacks

In a Dukinfield HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Dukinfield property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

They should be examined with binoculars as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Inadequate combustible clearances in the flue, for example, is included in Section E.

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