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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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What property survey is the best choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hale Barns

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hale Barns

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hale Barns) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hale Barns

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring 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 home in Hale Barns and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hale Barns property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Hale Barns property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hale Barns House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a flat proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns like cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Hale Barns will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Manchester Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should check out when buying a flat in Hale Barns inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect they have with the property and its value. Property values is generally greater due to them retaining original features. However many are falling into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Property surveyors can be expected to inform you if the house could be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Hale Barns house we plan to buy - Should we get a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Hale Barns property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hale Barns and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hale Barns property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Hale Barns property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hale Barns House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a flat proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns like cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Hale Barns will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Manchester Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should check out when buying a flat in Hale Barns inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect they have with the property and its value. Property values is generally greater due to them retaining original features. However many are falling into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Property surveyors can be expected to inform you if the house could be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Hale Barns house we plan to buy - Should we get a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Hale Barns property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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