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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Standish

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Standish

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Standish) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Standish

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Standish and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Standish property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Standish property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Standish property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Standish Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a home proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic waste disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Standish will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark database as well as Wigan Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Standish HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Standish can have unwanted consequences, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building, such as warping of floorboards.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house e.g. balanced flues. If there are any fittings they will not however be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Standish include Bowens Plumbing and Heating of 7 Park Avenue, Shevington, Wigan, Lancashire Tel. 07989 053765 and DTG Plumbing & Heating of 4 Carr House Lane, Wrightington, Wigan, Lancashire Tel. 07840 008919.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Standish and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Standish property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Standish property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Standish property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Standish Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a home proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic waste disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Standish will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark database as well as Wigan Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Standish HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Standish can have unwanted consequences, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building, such as warping of floorboards.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house e.g. balanced flues. If there are any fittings they will not however be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Standish include Bowens Plumbing and Heating of 7 Park Avenue, Shevington, Wigan, Lancashire Tel. 07989 053765 and DTG Plumbing & Heating of 4 Carr House Lane, Wrightington, Wigan, Lancashire Tel. 07840 008919.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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