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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gorton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gorton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Gorton) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gorton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Gorton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Gorton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Gorton property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gorton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to consider when buying an extended house in Gorton in conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Gorton need to have relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection they have with the home. Prices will be enhanced which is down to conservation areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors will inform you if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Gorton Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this Georgian property might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built Gorton properties demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also show signs of various issues and defects, such as badly applied render. An especially severe issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Phoenix Brickwork (UK) Ltd at Flat 5 The Courtyard/8 Market Pl, Belper, DE56 1FZ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07535 609722.

Gorton home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles can be found across Gorton. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to pests can include chemical treatment. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Gorton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Gorton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Gorton property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gorton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to consider when buying an extended house in Gorton in conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Gorton need to have relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection they have with the home. Prices will be enhanced which is down to conservation areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors will inform you if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Gorton Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this Georgian property might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built Gorton properties demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also show signs of various issues and defects, such as badly applied render. An especially severe issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Phoenix Brickwork (UK) Ltd at Flat 5 The Courtyard/8 Market Pl, Belper, DE56 1FZ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07535 609722.

Gorton home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles can be found across Gorton. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to pests can include chemical treatment. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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