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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 should I select for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ellesmere

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ellesmere

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ellesmere) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ellesmere

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ellesmere and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ellesmere property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Ellesmere property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Ellesmere Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying older property in Ellesmere? Will the property's age be an issue?

Many buyers hope to own a house with personality, like a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. Mention this to your building surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence has been an issue. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Often, homes in Ellesmere are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we are intending to lease, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Ellesmere go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Survey in Ellesmere a surveyor will report on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she is trained to issues like verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the building will form part of the Homebuyer report in Ellesmere.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ellesmere and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ellesmere property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Ellesmere property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Ellesmere Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying older property in Ellesmere? Will the property's age be an issue?

Many buyers hope to own a house with personality, like a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. Mention this to your building surveyor for further advice.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence has been an issue. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Often, homes in Ellesmere are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we are intending to lease, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Ellesmere go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Survey in Ellesmere a surveyor will report on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she is trained to issues like verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the building will form part of the Homebuyer report in Ellesmere.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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