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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holmes Chapel

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holmes Chapel

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Holmes Chapel) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holmes Chapel

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holmes Chapel and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Holmes Chapel property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Holmes Chapel property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Holmes Chapel House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built structures be a challenge. What should we look in to?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for properties with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Holmes Chapel are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Eaton Hall Quarry, Eaton Hall Works, Manchester Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2LU, which quarries Silica Sand, for details. Call 01260 275214 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for buildings in Holmes Chapel. What should we expect a Holmes Chapel Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to warped window frames in the bedroom. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 15th Century gatehouse. What consequences will the cladding have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can often be problematic. Holmes Chapel structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holmes Chapel and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Holmes Chapel property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Holmes Chapel property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Holmes Chapel House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built structures be a challenge. What should we look in to?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for properties with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Holmes Chapel are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.



Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Eaton Hall Quarry, Eaton Hall Works, Manchester Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2LU, which quarries Silica Sand, for details. Call 01260 275214 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for buildings in Holmes Chapel. What should we expect a Holmes Chapel Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to warped window frames in the bedroom. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 15th Century gatehouse. What consequences will the cladding have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can often be problematic. Holmes Chapel structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for further advice.

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