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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mossley

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mossley

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Mossley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mossley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Mossley and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mossley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Mossley property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Mossley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the home in Mossley we plan to buy. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. The Mossley surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests

in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses in Mossley. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Chartered Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered detached house in Mossley that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is/was common on some Georgian homes. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly show defects such as trapped water resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems might involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Mossley and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mossley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Mossley property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Mossley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the home in Mossley we plan to buy. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. The Mossley surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests



in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses in Mossley. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Chartered Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered detached house in Mossley that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is/was common on some Georgian homes. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly show defects such as trapped water resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems might involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

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