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Valuation
Property
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Homebuyer
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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Morecambe

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Morecambe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Morecambe) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Morecambe

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Morecambe and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Morecambe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially 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 substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Morecambe property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Morecambe Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Morecambe. What factors must we watch out for, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Beer Limestone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. 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 far more water-resistant than many other stones. Repair advice often includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; will a Morecambe Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Morecambe a RICS surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a dangerous state. This should include a by sight examination of exposed sections of the wiring as well as areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Morecambe. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along the kitchen ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Morecambe and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes in Morecambe are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Morecambe and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Morecambe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially 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 substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Morecambe property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Morecambe Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Morecambe. What factors must we watch out for, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Beer Limestone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. 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 far more water-resistant than many other stones. Repair advice often includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Shocking Electrics


When we were shown the building we are hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; will a Morecambe Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Morecambe a RICS surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a dangerous state. This should include a by sight examination of exposed sections of the wiring as well as areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Morecambe. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along the kitchen ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Morecambe and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes in Morecambe are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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