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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grappenhall

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grappenhall

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Grappenhall) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grappenhall

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Grappenhall and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Grappenhall property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grappenhall property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Grappenhall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to investigate rainwater goods? If there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact heavy rain can have on properties is not given more thought by house purchasers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include spalling masonry. In most cases, this is generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Grappenhall subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

Cracks that appear suddenly could indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Should we get a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Grappenhall home may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pest problems may include professional cleaning. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Grappenhall and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Grappenhall property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grappenhall property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Grappenhall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to investigate rainwater goods? If there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact heavy rain can have on properties is not given more thought by house purchasers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include spalling masonry. In most cases, this is generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Grappenhall subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

Cracks that appear suddenly could indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Should we get a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Grappenhall home may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pest problems may include professional cleaning. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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