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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Handforth can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits to get the full structural survey in Handforth rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a derelict end of terrace cottage?

Albeit often referred to as Full Structural Surveys - they have been replaced by Building Surveys You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a non period unmodified house assembled from normal construction materials. You should be aware of some provisos exist with a Building Survey as the surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building or investigate the internal state of any flues.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Handforth surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Handforth property will contain an independent valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Handforth area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Handforth can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits to get the full structural survey in Handforth rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a derelict end of terrace cottage?

Albeit often referred to as Full Structural Surveys - they have been replaced by Building Surveys You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a non period unmodified house assembled from normal construction materials. You should be aware of some provisos exist with a Building Survey as the surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building or investigate the internal state of any flues.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Handforth surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Handforth property will contain an independent valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Handforth area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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