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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leigh

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leigh

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Leigh) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leigh

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Leigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leigh property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Leigh property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Leigh Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check drainage? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? If there is damage, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a residence is often overlooked.

Signs that drainage are blocked include mildew in the attic. This could then result in damp and mould.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are hoping to buy we think we noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Homebuyer Report in Leigh write anything on the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Leigh the home surveyor should add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of any uncovered sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Leigh. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be completed every ten years (5 if renting out). We recommend you always get nearby advice in Leigh from a qualified electrician try Butler Martin Electrical Ltd , 4 Bewley Grove, Leigh, WN7 1JS .

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled Leigh property. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

For more details, speak to a Leigh specialist, including E L B Interior Decor Ltd, 70 Twist Lane, Leigh, WN7 4DP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Leigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leigh property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Leigh property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Leigh Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check drainage? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? If there is damage, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a residence is often overlooked.

Signs that drainage are blocked include mildew in the attic. This could then result in damp and mould.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are hoping to buy we think we noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Homebuyer Report in Leigh write anything on the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Leigh the home surveyor should add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of any uncovered sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Leigh. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be completed every ten years (5 if renting out). We recommend you always get nearby advice in Leigh from a qualified electrician try Butler Martin Electrical Ltd , 4 Bewley Grove, Leigh, WN7 1JS .

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled Leigh property. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

For more details, speak to a Leigh specialist, including E L B Interior Decor Ltd, 70 Twist Lane, Leigh, WN7 4DP.

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