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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roker

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roker

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Roker) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roker

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Roker and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Roker property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Roker House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Roker, what warnings would a Roker property surveyor give for buildings constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also show signs of distinct issues. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. Williamson A D may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 137 Avondale Rd, Stockport, SK3 0WD or 0161-374 9011.

Brick-build property can be found across Roker, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider renegotiating the price of the Roker property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Roker.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. It is similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Roker Homebuyer Reports frequently show issues like trapped water culminating in problems with damp which need attention. Other issues may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco may be dear as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When investing in a modified period flat in Roker - is it best to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post 1950s unmodified flat of standard construction materials. The Building Survey is the right one to go for the flat mentioned. Once a thorough survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer summarising any important details on the condition of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey as the surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Roker building such as removing secured panels. Furthermore flats often mean access to the building can be prevented, and your appointed surveyor is only able to examine the flat itself, although he may go into detail about other tenant shared sections of the property such as common parts. For more information and a comparison of survey types look at Survey comparison table.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Roker and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Roker property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Roker House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Roker, what warnings would a Roker property surveyor give for buildings constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also show signs of distinct issues. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. Williamson A D may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 137 Avondale Rd, Stockport, SK3 0WD or 0161-374 9011.

Brick-build property can be found across Roker, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider renegotiating the price of the Roker property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Roker.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. It is similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Roker Homebuyer Reports frequently show issues like trapped water culminating in problems with damp which need attention. Other issues may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco may be dear as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When investing in a modified period flat in Roker - is it best to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post 1950s unmodified flat of standard construction materials. The Building Survey is the right one to go for the flat mentioned. Once a thorough survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer summarising any important details on the condition of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey as the surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Roker building such as removing secured panels. Furthermore flats often mean access to the building can be prevented, and your appointed surveyor is only able to examine the flat itself, although he may go into detail about other tenant shared sections of the property such as common parts. For more information and a comparison of survey types look at Survey comparison table.

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