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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longridge

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Longridge) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longridge

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Longridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Longridge 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 a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Longridge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Longridge Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Longridge property with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be a problem?

Local property with no other major issues can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to Anthony Stephen Melling Roofing of 266 Longridge Rd, Grimsargh, Preston, PR2 5AQ on 07918 181255 for details.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our chartered surveyor check for indications of flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk). Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Window frame

On a Longridge HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Longridge are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with a damaged mechanism is an example of a Section E defect.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Longridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Longridge 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 a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Longridge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Longridge Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Longridge property with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be a problem?

Local property with no other major issues can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to Anthony Stephen Melling Roofing of 266 Longridge Rd, Grimsargh, Preston, PR2 5AQ on 07918 181255 for details.



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our chartered surveyor check for indications of flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk). Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Window frame

On a Longridge HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Longridge are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with a damaged mechanism is an example of a Section E defect.

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