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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase in Handforth?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Handforth

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Handforth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Handforth) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Handforth

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Handforth and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Handforth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Handforth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Handforth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Handforth Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Handforth.

Stucco is really just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and was often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Handforth surveyors commonly reveal defects such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other issues might result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of bugs in the dining room. What should we do?

Houses are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Handforth property surveyor look for water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Handforth area likely to affect the house also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Handforth and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Handforth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Handforth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Handforth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Handforth Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Handforth.

Stucco is really just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and was often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Handforth surveyors commonly reveal defects such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other issues might result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of bugs in the dining room. What should we do?

Houses are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Handforth property surveyor look for water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Handforth area likely to affect the house also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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