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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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What building survey should I select for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leek

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leek

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Leek) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leek

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Leek and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Leek property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Leek property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Leek Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Leek. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing a house built in around 1790? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Leek built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Houses built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Contact your chartered surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1512 and 1480, The Black Swan in Leek is a traditional house of the time.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

A surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) at the property, in addition to gas associated installations like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. A Leek local surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings or housings and will not carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe certified Staffordshire based local companies include Barry Lewis Plumbing & Heating of 7, King Street, Leek, Staffordshire Tel. 07957474529 and Lee De-Steunder of 20 Field Street, Leek, Staffordshire Tel. 07932600280.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check downspouts? Will the Leek property surveyor report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, rusted iron elements strongly suggest that the gutters are blocked. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Leek and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Leek property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Leek property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Leek Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Leek. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing a house built in around 1790? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Leek built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Houses built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Contact your chartered surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1512 and 1480, The Black Swan in Leek is a traditional house of the time.



Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

A surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) at the property, in addition to gas associated installations like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. A Leek local surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings or housings and will not carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe certified Staffordshire based local companies include Barry Lewis Plumbing & Heating of 7, King Street, Leek, Staffordshire Tel. 07957474529 and Lee De-Steunder of 20 Field Street, Leek, Staffordshire Tel. 07932600280.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check downspouts? Will the Leek property surveyor report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, rusted iron elements strongly suggest that the gutters are blocked. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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