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Building
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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Monk bond repair tips, can a surveyor in Holmes Chapel help?

Holmes Chapel conversions with brick walls can indicate a number of issues, ranging from sulphate attack to moisture damage. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. Whilding K at 11 Princes Rd, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 1AD should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01978 845635.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will your Surveyor consider on a stucco coated Victorian home in Holmes Chapel that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Typically it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement). It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Holmes Chapel surveyors frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped water culminating in damp problems

Another example of problems might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I am planning to move into I think we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a Holmes Chapel Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Holmes Chapel a qualified surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight look-over of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as potential areas for concern such as whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Holmes Chapel .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Monk bond repair tips, can a surveyor in Holmes Chapel help?

Holmes Chapel conversions with brick walls can indicate a number of issues, ranging from sulphate attack to moisture damage. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. Whilding K at 11 Princes Rd, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 1AD should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01978 845635.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.



Damaged Render

What sort of issues will your Surveyor consider on a stucco coated Victorian home in Holmes Chapel that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Typically it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement). It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Holmes Chapel surveyors frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped water culminating in damp problems

Another example of problems might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I am planning to move into I think we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a Holmes Chapel Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Holmes Chapel a qualified surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight look-over of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as potential areas for concern such as whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Holmes Chapel .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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