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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Harwood

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Harwood

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Great Harwood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Harwood

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Harwood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Great Harwood property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Great Harwood property's condition in addition to information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Great Harwood Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Great Harwood Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco house in Great Harwood that I wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually smooth type of render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to plaster to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Great Harwood Home Buyers Suveys sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy

problems like trapped moisture culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems can be difficult as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey before purchasing a modified Edwardian home in Great Harwood?

Structural surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a post fifties Great Harwood home of normal construction materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the suitable one to choose for the house described. There are one or two survey no go areas exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems. Permanent outside buildings will also be looked at during the survey.

Gas flame

Does the Great Harwood surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

The will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. The external fittings will not be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Harwood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Great Harwood property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Great Harwood property's condition in addition to information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Great Harwood Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Great Harwood Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco house in Great Harwood that I wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually smooth type of render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to plaster to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Great Harwood Home Buyers Suveys sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy



problems like trapped moisture culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems can be difficult as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey before purchasing a modified Edwardian home in Great Harwood?

Structural surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a post fifties Great Harwood home of normal construction materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the suitable one to choose for the house described. There are one or two survey no go areas exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems. Permanent outside buildings will also be looked at during the survey.

Gas flame

Does the Great Harwood surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

The will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. The external fittings will not be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

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