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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Irlam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Irlam

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Irlam) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Irlam

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Irlam and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Irlam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Irlam property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Irlam property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Irlam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a house next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include structurally instability .

Surveys in Irlam will flag up any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Trafford Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Edwardian property appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built Irlam structures feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also indicate diverse problems, ranging from sulphate attack to frost damage. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Greenhill Patrick of 21 Merryhills Ct, London, N14 4AY on 07950 335709.

For instance, running, or stretcher, bond. Consider renegotiating the price of the Irlam property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Irlam and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Irlam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Irlam property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Irlam property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Irlam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a house next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include structurally instability .

Surveys in Irlam will flag up any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Trafford Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Edwardian property appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built Irlam structures feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also indicate diverse problems, ranging from sulphate attack to frost damage. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Greenhill Patrick of 21 Merryhills Ct, London, N14 4AY on 07950 335709.

For instance, running, or stretcher, bond. Consider renegotiating the price of the Irlam property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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