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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodley

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodley) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Woodley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Woodley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Woodley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I should look into if buying a building in Woodley near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Woodley surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area factors and the connection may have on the building. The price of property is, more often than not, more than prices outside the area which is down to them retaining their original character. However many areas have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are trained to advise whether the building looks to be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Woodley Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 23mm crack above the windows in the lounge, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a plaster decoration, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are hoping to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Woodley survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Woodley your surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to things like where to find the consumer unit. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Woodley.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Woodley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Woodley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Woodley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I should look into if buying a building in Woodley near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Woodley surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area factors and the connection may have on the building. The price of property is, more often than not, more than prices outside the area which is down to them retaining their original character. However many areas have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are trained to advise whether the building looks to be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Woodley Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 23mm crack above the windows in the lounge, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a plaster decoration, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are hoping to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Woodley survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Woodley your surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to things like where to find the consumer unit. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Woodley.

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