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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 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.

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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.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I intend to lease I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, will the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Wigan a surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other areas like confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Wigan.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a PIR be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Wigan Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Signs like a hard-to-open bedroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Wigan surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet and dry 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 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.



Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I intend to lease I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, will the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Wigan a surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other areas like confirming the category of any electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Wigan.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a PIR be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Wigan Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Signs like a hard-to-open bedroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Wigan surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet and dry 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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