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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 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.

Conservatory

On a Westhoughton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. A missing step up into a house, for example, is included in Section E. Severe defects impacting the house or flat are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a Westhoughton house or flat. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Is this a major concern and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boards around radiators. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in artex. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive but must be carried out by experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos risks and will offer advice.

House Prices

Is £69, 633 a reasonable amount to be buying a flat in BL5 in Westhoughton for and what considerations will a Westhoughton chartered surveyor evaluate in the process of a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that might affect property values like the property's kerb appeal or if it is near a potential development. It is useful to weigh up prices against flat prices achieved in Westhoughton at the same time for similar flats. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £83, 633, which is £14, 000 more than the asking price (£168, 400 was the blended house/flat average). 5, Lavender Court, Westhoughton, Bolton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 2TE recently sold for £80, 000 .

The best way to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A local surveyor will attend the home as well as allowing for the large variety of location factors that can affect property prices.

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.

Conservatory

On a Westhoughton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. A missing step up into a house, for example, is included in Section E. Severe defects impacting the house or flat are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a Westhoughton house or flat. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Is this a major concern and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boards around radiators. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in artex. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive but must be carried out by experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos risks and will offer advice.

House Prices

Is £69, 633 a reasonable amount to be buying a flat in BL5 in Westhoughton for and what considerations will a Westhoughton chartered surveyor evaluate in the process of a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that might affect property values like the property's kerb appeal or if it is near a potential development. It is useful to weigh up prices against flat prices achieved in Westhoughton at the same time for similar flats. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £83, 633, which is £14, 000 more than the asking price (£168, 400 was the blended house/flat average). 5, Lavender Court, Westhoughton, Bolton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 2TE recently sold for £80, 000 .

The best way to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A local surveyor will attend the home as well as allowing for the large variety of location factors that can affect property prices.

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