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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Manchester

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Manchester

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Manchester) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Manchester

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Manchester property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Manchester property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Manchester Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Manchester (M1) for an asking price of £148, 324. What different issues will your Manchester surveyor allow for during a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property from state of repair of the property to whether there is a flying freehold. You can try to weigh up prices against house prices recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £169, 624, which is £21, 300 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £148, 781. Bombay House, 59, Flat 22, Whitworth Street, Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3AB a Terraced home sold for £62, 495 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal

valuation as an inclusive part. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional surveyor will go to the house as well as considering all other area factors that can impact on property prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey investigate flooding?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at risk of flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Manchester property enables the building 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 residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am intending to acquire I saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a Manchester survey report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Manchester Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This should include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example ascertaining the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Manchester. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Manchester property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Manchester property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Manchester Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Manchester (M1) for an asking price of £148, 324. What different issues will your Manchester surveyor allow for during a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property from state of repair of the property to whether there is a flying freehold. You can try to weigh up prices against house prices recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £169, 624, which is £21, 300 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £148, 781. Bombay House, 59, Flat 22, Whitworth Street, Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3AB a Terraced home sold for £62, 495 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal



valuation as an inclusive part. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional surveyor will go to the house as well as considering all other area factors that can impact on property prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey investigate flooding?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at risk of flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Manchester property enables the building 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 residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am intending to acquire I saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a Manchester survey report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Manchester Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This should include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example ascertaining the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Manchester. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

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Recent Manchester Surveyor Reports

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    By Martin Tate November 30th, 2012

    One defect home surveyors often unearth when investigating a property (particularly one with an extension) is a poorly installed felt roof. When building an extension, flat roof construction is often chosen over a tiled, sloping roof because it can be easier and cheaper. A skilled builder...

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    By Martin Tate November 21st, 2012

    The brickwork of this Manchester home had suffered extensive spalling [1] to the lower courses of brickwork. The most likely cause for this damage was frost, as it was clear from close inspection that the bricks at ground level were... [1] http://surveyorlocal.co.uk/glossary/spalled-brickwork

  • Rusted Downspout put Foundations at Risk

    By Martin Tate November 7th, 2012

    The downpipe and guttering of this Manchester house were in particularly poor condition, and had begun to cause potentially serious problems, including damp and deterioration of external walls and the property's foundations. These rainwater goods appeared to be original, dating back to the...

  • Concealed drainage hides problems at Manchester flat

    By Stewart Heasman November 6th, 2012

    A recent survey on a converted house in Manchester revealed excessive standing water near in parts of the garden near to the edge of a raised decking platform. The lack of any accessible drainage covers led the surveyor to suspect that the covers were hidden under the decking. The...