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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Melling

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Melling

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Melling) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Melling

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Melling and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Melling property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Melling property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Melling Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Melling include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement included in the cost of the survey. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will use awareness of the Melling property market as well as other factors about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine construction type and draw upon other assumptions such as there being no significant defects. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

It will be assumed that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Further area assumptions like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the argument for choosing a full structural survey when investing in a substantially modified mid terrace bungalow in Melling as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit commonly (incorrectly) described as Structural Surveys - these surveys are now called RICS Building Survey When purchasing an unconventional Melling property such as a dilapidated house, this is the best home survey. It provides significant insight in relation to the houses state of repair in conjunction with any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be checked out.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Melling.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes discover any number of problems such as horizontal cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems could be when moisture enters below sills which results in the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Melling and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Melling property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Melling property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Melling Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Melling include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement included in the cost of the survey. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will use awareness of the Melling property market as well as other factors about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine construction type and draw upon other assumptions such as there being no significant defects. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

It will be assumed that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Further area assumptions like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the argument for choosing a full structural survey when investing in a substantially modified mid terrace bungalow in Melling as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit commonly (incorrectly) described as Structural Surveys - these surveys are now called RICS Building Survey When purchasing an unconventional Melling property such as a dilapidated house, this is the best home survey. It provides significant insight in relation to the houses state of repair in conjunction with any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be checked out.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Melling.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes discover any number of problems such as horizontal cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems could be when moisture enters below sills which results in the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.

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