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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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation. The main origins of asbestos were Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay. Professional removal of asbestos is dear but must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Urmston survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs. Flood water can enter a Urmston property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Urmston property is at risk.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Maintenance costs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, speak to a Urmston specialist - Fire Place Fitters, 23 Station Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9JG could help.

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation. The main origins of asbestos were Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay. Professional removal of asbestos is dear but must be completed by experts.



Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Urmston survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs. Flood water can enter a Urmston property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Urmston property is at risk.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Maintenance costs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, speak to a Urmston specialist - Fire Place Fitters, 23 Station Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9JG could help.

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