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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westhoughton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westhoughton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Westhoughton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westhoughton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Westhoughton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Westhoughton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westhoughton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westhoughton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Westhoughton will examine structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Bolton Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Westhoughton , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the roof will be considered?

This is a common concern for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many properties can still be subject to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From decking to ceiling joists, every element of the roof should be investigated. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one. Call Chadwick Anthony of 170 Green Meadows, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BW on 01942 812148 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a difficult-to-open living room window or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Westhoughton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Westhoughton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Westhoughton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westhoughton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westhoughton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Westhoughton will examine structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Bolton Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Westhoughton , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the roof will be considered?

This is a common concern for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many properties can still be subject to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From decking to ceiling joists, every element of the roof should be investigated. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one. Call Chadwick Anthony of 170 Green Meadows, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BW on 01942 812148 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a difficult-to-open living room window or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Westhoughton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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