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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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What Home Survey is right for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Romiley

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Romiley

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Romiley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Romiley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Romiley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Romiley property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Romiley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To estimate the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will pair local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and use key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, like issues with access, are made in addition to Romiley environmental concerns like Romiley planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In addition, some homes in Romiley are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Romiley homes. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Romiley. What directions can the surveyor offer? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed property in Romiley do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience distinct issues, ranging from horizontal cracking to erosion. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with feedback. An especially severe issue is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Carrick Construction of 56 Fleet Cr, Rugby, CV21 4BG on 01788 551836.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Romiley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Romiley property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Romiley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To estimate the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will pair local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and use key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, like issues with access, are made in addition to Romiley environmental concerns like Romiley planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

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



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In addition, some homes in Romiley are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Romiley homes. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Romiley. What directions can the surveyor offer? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed property in Romiley do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience distinct issues, ranging from horizontal cracking to erosion. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with feedback. An especially severe issue is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Carrick Construction of 56 Fleet Cr, Rugby, CV21 4BG on 01788 551836.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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