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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 Horwich

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horwich

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Horwich) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horwich

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Horwich and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Horwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Horwich property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Horwich Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in a shabby Edwardian terraced home in Horwich - do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When purchasing an altered house e.g. a dilapidated house, it is the right survey to choose to commission. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s Horwich house assembled from standard building materials. Once a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the client specifying comprehensive and frequently critical information on the construction of the home. There are a few restrictions with any survey because a surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Horwich building e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can create problems for buildings in Horwich. Will the Horwich House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Horwich property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Horwich home buyers survey search for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including seepage through walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The building surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the residence has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Horwich and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Horwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Horwich property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Horwich Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in a shabby Edwardian terraced home in Horwich - do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When purchasing an altered house e.g. a dilapidated house, it is the right survey to choose to commission. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s Horwich house assembled from standard building materials. Once a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the client specifying comprehensive and frequently critical information on the construction of the home. There are a few restrictions with any survey because a surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Horwich building e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences



article for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can create problems for buildings in Horwich. Will the Horwich House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Horwich property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Horwich home buyers survey search for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including seepage through walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The building surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the residence has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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