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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marple

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marple

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Marple) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marple

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Marple and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Marple property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Marple House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Building Surveys on houses

I am buying a modified Edwardian mid terrace property - is it best to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When planning to buy an unusual Marple house - such as an unloved house - this is the most appropriate RICS survey. A Building Survey gives notable information on the property's state of repair in addition to any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are a few no go areas with the survey as a surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Marple house - such as lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will also be inspected.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Marple builder has suggested subsidence has been an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Most homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Marple and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Marple property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Marple House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts.



Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Building Surveys on houses

I am buying a modified Edwardian mid terrace property - is it best to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When planning to buy an unusual Marple house - such as an unloved house - this is the most appropriate RICS survey. A Building Survey gives notable information on the property's state of repair in addition to any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are a few no go areas with the survey as a surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Marple house - such as lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will also be inspected.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Marple builder has suggested subsidence has been an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Most homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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