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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ramsbottom

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ramsbottom

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ramsbottom) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ramsbottom

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ramsbottom and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ramsbottom property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ramsbottom property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Ramsbottom Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

We are buying a derelict Victorian flat property, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey. You should choose a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a non period unmodified home built out of conventional building materials.

Be aware that certain limitations exist with any residential survey as a RICS surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the building nor can he/she inspect no ladder available for flat roofs. Over and above house surveys, flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. A surveyor is only authorised investigate the actual flat, though he may provide an opinion communal parts like lifts.

For more details and a breakdown of what each survey type includes visit here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Ramsbottom will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Bury Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved quite easily. In general, homes in Ramsbottom are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, 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.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ramsbottom and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ramsbottom property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ramsbottom property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Ramsbottom Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

We are buying a derelict Victorian flat property, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey. You should choose a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a non period unmodified home built out of conventional building materials.

Be aware that certain limitations exist with any residential survey as a RICS surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the building nor can he/she inspect no ladder available for flat roofs. Over and above house surveys, flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. A surveyor is only authorised investigate the actual flat, though he may provide an opinion communal parts like lifts.



For more details and a breakdown of what each survey type includes visit here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Ramsbottom will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Bury Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved quite easily. In general, homes in Ramsbottom are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, 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.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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