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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 Oldham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oldham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Oldham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oldham

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Oldham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Oldham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Oldham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the building we are planning to purchase, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Oldham report on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Oldham Home Survey a surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things, for example looking at any outside installations e.g. out houses with a power supply or any external sockets. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

We recommend you always get Oldham help on domestic electrical systems call Echo Energy , Unit 24 Barry St The Acorn Centre, Oldham, OL1 3NE .

Building Surveys on houses

I am buying a substantially modified Edwardian detached property, should I order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. You should choose a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a post fifties unmodified Oldham home built out of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that a number survey no go areas exist with any survey as the Oldham based surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the house or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Oldham , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the attic be an issue?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes can often hide problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From dormer windows to valley gutters, the whole roof must be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Oldham, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Oldham, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Oldham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Oldham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Oldham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the building we are planning to purchase, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Oldham report on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Oldham Home Survey a surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things, for example looking at any outside installations e.g. out houses with a power supply or any external sockets. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.



We recommend you always get Oldham help on domestic electrical systems call Echo Energy , Unit 24 Barry St The Acorn Centre, Oldham, OL1 3NE .

Building Surveys on houses

I am buying a substantially modified Edwardian detached property, should I order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. You should choose a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a post fifties unmodified Oldham home built out of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that a number survey no go areas exist with any survey as the Oldham based surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the house or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Oldham , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the attic be an issue?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes can often hide problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From dormer windows to valley gutters, the whole roof must be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Oldham, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Oldham, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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