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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rochdale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rochdale

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rochdale) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rochdale

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Rochdale and which would be 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 Rochdale property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Rochdale property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Rochdale property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Rochdale Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a sixties house I expect to buy I noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Rochdale Homebuyer Report write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Rochdale your surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring as well as possible problems relating to things like checking the category of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Rochdale home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Rochdale market and other things about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Rochdale and saw cracks along one external wall. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Rochdale and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Rochdale and which would be 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 Rochdale property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Rochdale property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Rochdale property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Rochdale Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a sixties house I expect to buy I noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Rochdale Homebuyer Report write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Rochdale your surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring as well as possible problems relating to things like checking the category of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Rochdale home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Rochdale market and other things about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Rochdale and saw cracks along one external wall. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Rochdale and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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