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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective home purchase in Ellesmere Port?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ellesmere Port

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ellesmere Port

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ellesmere Port) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ellesmere Port

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ellesmere Port and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ellesmere Port property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Ellesmere Port property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ellesmere Port Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a Ellesmere Port survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Ellesmere Port Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. verifying the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or the condition miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey in Ellesmere Port.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor warned us that access to the loft could be problematic - What does a home surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From fascias to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Ellesmere Port property will include a valuation and a rebuilding cost. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will take into account local Ellesmere Port market factors and other factors about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like the ground is not land filled. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Additional local Ellesmere Port area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ellesmere Port and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ellesmere Port property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Ellesmere Port property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ellesmere Port Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a Ellesmere Port survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Ellesmere Port Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. verifying the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or the condition miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey in Ellesmere Port.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor warned us that access to the loft could be problematic - What does a home surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From fascias to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Ellesmere Port property will include a valuation and a rebuilding cost. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will take into account local Ellesmere Port market factors and other factors about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like the ground is not land filled. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Additional local Ellesmere Port area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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