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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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What property survey should I select for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rainford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rainford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rainford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rainford

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Rainford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rainford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Rainford property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Rainford House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about insects. Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Rainford, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does a surveyor in Rainford check when the property is surveyed?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious roofing woes, like poor insulation. From eaves to parapet walls, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Rainford, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Rainford home built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Rainford buyers, with uneven soil compaction and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Rainford surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Rainford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rainford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Rainford property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Rainford House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about insects. Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Rainford, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does a surveyor in Rainford check when the property is surveyed?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious roofing woes, like poor insulation. From eaves to parapet walls, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Rainford, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Rainford home built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Rainford buyers, with uneven soil compaction and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Rainford surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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