HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Wigan

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Wigan

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Wigan Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wigan

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wigan

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wigan) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wigan

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Wigan Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Wigan Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Wigan

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Whitledge Green, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, WN4

  • Building Survey
    Tollgreen Close, Hindley, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN2

Home Buyers Survey Wigan

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Wigan and which is cheaper?

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

If the Wigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Wigan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wigan Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Wigan can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Wigan, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, contact a local stonemason or specialist. For example, L & T Stone & Landscape Supplies Ltd, Unit 15 Miry Lane Ind Est, Wigan, WN6 7TG may help.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it best to upgrade to full structural survey before acquiring an abandoned regency home in Wigan?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a mid 20th century of later Wigan house of conventional construction materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If buying an unusual house, for example a period Wigan house - the Building Survey is now the right survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible areas of the house a written report (pdf and written copy) will be dispatched to you running through any frequently critical insight on the state of repair of the house.

There are certain no go areas with any survey because your surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Wigan property e.g. removing roof space contents.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I should look into if purchasing a home in Wigan near Tyldesley Town Centre conservation area ?

Tyldesley Town Centre is in a conservation area and has been classed as poor by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information see their or contact the conservation area administrator - Jenny Tunney on 01942 404253. There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Tyldesley Town Centre is administered by Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council at Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1YN who can be contacted on 01942 244 991. Your surveyor must possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building and its value. The price of property is generally enhanced as a result of the areas being in good order.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the house is or might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Wigan Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process.

Unauthorised extensions to the property may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Wigan and which is cheaper?

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

If the Wigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Wigan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wigan Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Wigan can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Wigan, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, contact a local stonemason or specialist. For example, L & T Stone & Landscape Supplies Ltd, Unit 15 Miry Lane Ind Est, Wigan, WN6 7TG may help.



Building Surveys on houses

Is it best to upgrade to full structural survey before acquiring an abandoned regency home in Wigan?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a mid 20th century of later Wigan house of conventional construction materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If buying an unusual house, for example a period Wigan house - the Building Survey is now the right survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible areas of the house a written report (pdf and written copy) will be dispatched to you running through any frequently critical insight on the state of repair of the house.

There are certain no go areas with any survey because your surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Wigan property e.g. removing roof space contents.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I should look into if purchasing a home in Wigan near Tyldesley Town Centre conservation area ?

Tyldesley Town Centre is in a conservation area and has been classed as poor by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information see their or contact the conservation area administrator - Jenny Tunney on 01942 404253. There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Tyldesley Town Centre is administered by Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council at Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1YN who can be contacted on 01942 244 991. Your surveyor must possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building and its value. The price of property is generally enhanced as a result of the areas being in good order.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the house is or might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Wigan Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process.

Unauthorised extensions to the property may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote