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Valuation
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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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Which building survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Annes

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Annes

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Annes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Annes

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey St Annes

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Annes and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Annes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the St Annes property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Annes Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor examine the condition of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations e.g. fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Substandard guttering

For the St Annes HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. For a St Annes house, one issue is rusted guttering. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone create upkeep problems for owners? Are there any major problems that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Ranging from Monks Park Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Foreshore Quarry, Clifton Drive North, St Annes, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2QU for details. Call 01253 711871 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Annes and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Annes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the St Annes property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Annes Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor examine the condition of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations e.g. fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .



Substandard guttering

For the St Annes HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. For a St Annes house, one issue is rusted guttering. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone create upkeep problems for owners? Are there any major problems that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Ranging from Monks Park Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Foreshore Quarry, Clifton Drive North, St Annes, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2QU for details. Call 01253 711871 for more information.

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