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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stalybridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stalybridge

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stalybridge) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stalybridge

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Stalybridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Stalybridge property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Stalybridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your independent surveyor will pair local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon other assumptions like no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't 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. The valuation also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Stalybridge environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor inquire into indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Stalybridge property with a loft conversion. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Stalybridge homes with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing specialist with a good reference can provide a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Stalybridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Stalybridge property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Stalybridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your independent surveyor will pair local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon other assumptions like no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't 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. The valuation also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..



Additional local area assumptions, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Stalybridge environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor inquire into indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Stalybridge property with a loft conversion. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Stalybridge homes with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing specialist with a good reference can provide a quote.

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