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Homebuyer
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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Macclesfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Macclesfield

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Macclesfield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Macclesfield

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Macclesfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Macclesfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Macclesfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Macclesfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring an extended Victorian cottage home, do I need to get a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Macclesfield property of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is definitely the proper one to go for in relation to the house described. After an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a written report is delivered to the purchaser outlining comprehensive and crucial insight concerning the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Macclesfield house e.g. removing secured panels. The following article for more detail on property surveys.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Macclesfield house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Does a Macclesfield Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Macclesfield house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Macclesfield surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1870s property in Macclesfield with stone walls. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade I listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Macclesfield properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Bridge Quarry, Windmill Lane, Kerridge, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5AZ, which quarries Sandstone, for details. Call 01782 573208 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Macclesfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Macclesfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Macclesfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Macclesfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring an extended Victorian cottage home, do I need to get a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Macclesfield property of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is definitely the proper one to go for in relation to the house described. After an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a written report is delivered to the purchaser outlining comprehensive and crucial insight concerning the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Macclesfield house e.g. removing secured panels. The following article for more detail on property surveys.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Macclesfield house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Does a Macclesfield Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Macclesfield house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Macclesfield surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1870s property in Macclesfield with stone walls. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade I listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Macclesfield properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Bridge Quarry, Windmill Lane, Kerridge, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5AZ, which quarries Sandstone, for details. Call 01782 573208 for more information.

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