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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 I choose for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Swan

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Swan

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Old Swan) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Swan

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Old Swan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Old Swan property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Old Swan Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey on a flat in Old Swan?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less Old Swan property assembled from typical construction materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the advisable survey to choose for the flat mentioned. Following an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a formal written report will be posted to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and serious professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the home. There are one or two survey no go areas are integral with a Building Survey - the Old Swan based surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the Old Swan flat or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Furthermore flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor is only authorised inspect

the actual flat the surveyor may provide an opinion other parts of the property for example shared roof spaces. For a more detailed breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports please read here.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to move it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Old Swan HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Damaged Render

What will your Old Swan Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered regency home in Old Swan which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. The composition is similar to mortar (sand and cement). it can be prone to defect and Old Swan Home Buyers Suveys can highlight defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Old Swan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Old Swan property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Old Swan Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey on a flat in Old Swan?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less Old Swan property assembled from typical construction materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the advisable survey to choose for the flat mentioned. Following an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a formal written report will be posted to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and serious professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the home. There are one or two survey no go areas are integral with a Building Survey - the Old Swan based surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the Old Swan flat or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Furthermore flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor is only authorised inspect



the actual flat the surveyor may provide an opinion other parts of the property for example shared roof spaces. For a more detailed breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports please read here.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to move it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Old Swan HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Damaged Render

What will your Old Swan Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered regency home in Old Swan which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. The composition is similar to mortar (sand and cement). it can be prone to defect and Old Swan Home Buyers Suveys can highlight defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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