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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Longton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Longton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Longton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Longton property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Longton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will my RICS Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Longton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Longton Building Surveys sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when there is movement of the underlying wall leads to cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I am planning to move into I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Longton Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Longton the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What are the risks of asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including asbestos blocks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Longton building survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Longton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Longton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Longton property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Longton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will my RICS Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Longton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Longton Building Surveys sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when there is movement of the underlying wall leads to cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I am planning to move into I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Longton Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Longton the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What are the risks of asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including asbestos blocks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Longton building survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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