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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Prestwich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Prestwich

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Prestwich) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Prestwich

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Prestwich and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Prestwich property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Prestwich property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Prestwich Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Prestwich include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Prestwich Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Prestwich market and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions, for example there being no major problems.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Prestwich RICS surveyor check for flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a Prestwich home through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will heavy rain have on our new Prestwich house? Where there are problems, what should we do?

Both in Prestwich, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which damp weather has on a structure is not considered by home buyers.

Signs that drainage are under performing include "gushing" gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in hazardous mould.

Whether buying in Prestwich or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Prestwich and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Prestwich property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Prestwich property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Prestwich Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Prestwich include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Prestwich Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Prestwich market and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions, for example there being no major problems.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.



Additional local area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Prestwich RICS surveyor check for flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a Prestwich home through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will heavy rain have on our new Prestwich house? Where there are problems, what should we do?

Both in Prestwich, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which damp weather has on a structure is not considered by home buyers.

Signs that drainage are under performing include "gushing" gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in hazardous mould.

Whether buying in Prestwich or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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