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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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What property survey should I choose for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alderley Edge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alderley Edge

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Alderley Edge) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alderley Edge

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Alderley Edge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alderley Edge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Alderley Edge property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Alderley Edge House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor inspect the safety of the gas appliances?

A will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas related installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. However, the Alderley Edge chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Alderley Edge include P Collins Plumbing and Electrical Services of Broadacres, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire Tel. 07895194324 and Pro-Install Plumbing & Heating of 96, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire Tel. 07545 878123.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I should be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Alderley Edge inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Alderley Edge need to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have on the property and its value. House prices tends to be greater because of them resisting change. However many have fallen into disrepair for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the location looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a Alderley Edge Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1963-built house in Alderley Edge and spotted cracks down the gable wall. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Alderley Edge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alderley Edge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Alderley Edge property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Alderley Edge House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor inspect the safety of the gas appliances?

A will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas related installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. However, the Alderley Edge chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Alderley Edge include P Collins Plumbing and Electrical Services of Broadacres, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire Tel. 07895194324 and Pro-Install Plumbing & Heating of 96, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire Tel. 07545 878123.

Conservation area


Will there be any concerns I should be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Alderley Edge inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Alderley Edge need to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have on the property and its value. House prices tends to be greater because of them resisting change. However many have fallen into disrepair for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the location looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a Alderley Edge Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1963-built house in Alderley Edge and spotted cracks down the gable wall. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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