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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marple Bridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marple Bridge

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Marple Bridge) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marple Bridge

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Marple Bridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marple Bridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple Bridge property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Marple Bridge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence has been a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons in spending a bit more on a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if buying a extended cottage?

Although regularly and incorrectly called Structural Surveys by many, these technical property surveys are now named Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a post 1950s Marple Bridge house made out of standard construction materials. If looking into purchasing an altered house e.g. a neglected Marple Bridge house - the Building Survey is the right survey to go for. Once an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a written report is provided to the prospective buyer going through in depth and significant details about the materials used for the construction of the home. There will be certain provisos with any residential survey because a RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Marple Bridge property such as removing secured panels.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. What problems must we watch out for?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Marple Bridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marple Bridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple Bridge property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Marple Bridge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence has been a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons in spending a bit more on a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if buying a extended cottage?

Although regularly and incorrectly called Structural Surveys by many, these technical property surveys are now named Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a post 1950s Marple Bridge house made out of standard construction materials. If looking into purchasing an altered house e.g. a neglected Marple Bridge house - the Building Survey is the right survey to go for. Once an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a written report is provided to the prospective buyer going through in depth and significant details about the materials used for the construction of the home. There will be certain provisos with any residential survey because a RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Marple Bridge property such as removing secured panels.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. What problems must we watch out for?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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