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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Urmston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Urmston

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Urmston) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Urmston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Urmston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Urmston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Urmston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Urmston House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings however, won't be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Urmston based gas engineers include G20 Gas Services of 19 Barnfield, ., Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07973619311 and D K Hughes Plumbing Heating of 11 Tewkesbury Avenue, Urmston, Manchester Tel. 07788 727178.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Urmston that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is common on some Georgian homes. Stucco is very like plaster and mortar to work with. It can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Urmston surveyors commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away needing repair

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the bathroom, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Urmston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Urmston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Urmston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Urmston House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings however, won't be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Urmston based gas engineers include G20 Gas Services of 19 Barnfield, ., Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07973619311 and D K Hughes Plumbing Heating of 11 Tewkesbury Avenue, Urmston, Manchester Tel. 07788 727178.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Urmston that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is common on some Georgian homes. Stucco is very like plaster and mortar to work with. It can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Urmston surveyors commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away needing repair

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the bathroom, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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