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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Preston

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Preston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Preston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Preston

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Preston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Preston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Preston property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Preston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it will probably be costly but absolutely must be completed by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Preston HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will inform you of the options.

For professional advice on asbestos, WELDLAG (PRESTON), Kirkham, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 should be able to help - Contact: 01772 288500

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but cellar floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

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. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it necessary to upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a doer-upper Edwardian home in Preston?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a mid century or later unmodified house of normal building materials. If looking into purchasing an unusual home, for example an unloved house in Preston - it is now the most suitable home survey to complete. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out an exhaustive inspection of the accessible areas of the house, a formal report is delivered to the client detailing comprehensive and frequently critical details on the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be certain provisos with the survey to bear in mind insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Preston property for example lifting up floor coverings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Preston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Preston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Preston property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Preston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it will probably be costly but absolutely must be completed by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Preston HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will inform you of the options.

For professional advice on asbestos, WELDLAG (PRESTON), Kirkham, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 should be able to help - Contact: 01772 288500



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but cellar floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

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. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it necessary to upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a doer-upper Edwardian home in Preston?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a mid century or later unmodified house of normal building materials. If looking into purchasing an unusual home, for example an unloved house in Preston - it is now the most suitable home survey to complete. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out an exhaustive inspection of the accessible areas of the house, a formal report is delivered to the client detailing comprehensive and frequently critical details on the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be certain provisos with the survey to bear in mind insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Preston property for example lifting up floor coverings.

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