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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 property survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thornton Cleveleys

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thornton Cleveleys

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Thornton Cleveleys) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thornton Cleveleys

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Thornton Cleveleys and which is cheaper?

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

If the Thornton Cleveleys property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Thornton Cleveleys property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Thornton Cleveleys House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a plaster are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet conditions have on a building in Thornton Cleveleys?

Regular rainfall is common in Thornton Cleveleys and across the country, but this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor report on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Yes. Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter at the home, as well as gas related installations for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any external fittings or housings won't however be undone. Of course, gas can be fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Lancashire based local companies include Andrew Huckerby of 45, Wilson Square, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire Tel. 07967 309076 and Simmons Construction of Butts Close, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire Tel. 01253866100.

The regulations legally require landlords to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Thornton Cleveleys and which is cheaper?

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

If the Thornton Cleveleys property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Thornton Cleveleys property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Thornton Cleveleys House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a plaster are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet conditions have on a building in Thornton Cleveleys?

Regular rainfall is common in Thornton Cleveleys and across the country, but this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor report on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Yes. Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter at the home, as well as gas related installations for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any external fittings or housings won't however be undone. Of course, gas can be fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Lancashire based local companies include Andrew Huckerby of 45, Wilson Square, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire Tel. 07967 309076 and Simmons Construction of Butts Close, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire Tel. 01253866100.

The regulations legally require landlords to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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