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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fulwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fulwood

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Fulwood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fulwood

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fulwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Fulwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fulwood property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fulwood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Fulwood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is similar to any other render in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never try to get rid of it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

For professional advice on asbestos, WELDLAG (PRESTON), Kirkham, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 should be able to help - Contact: 01772 288500

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about an infestation on the street. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Property in Fulwood are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your Fulwood surveyor pay close attention during the survey. Contact a specialist, e.g. Pestakil Laboratories, 38 Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SP, or call 0177 281 3204, to discuss remedial options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fulwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Fulwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fulwood property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fulwood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Fulwood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is similar to any other render in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never try to get rid of it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

For professional advice on asbestos, WELDLAG (PRESTON), Kirkham, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 should be able to help - Contact: 01772 288500

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about an infestation on the street. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Property in Fulwood are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your Fulwood surveyor pay close attention during the survey. Contact a specialist, e.g. Pestakil Laboratories, 38 Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SP, or call 0177 281 3204, to discuss remedial options.

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