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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bramhall

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bramhall

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bramhall) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bramhall

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bramhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Bramhall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Bramhall property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bramhall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Bramhall home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost as part of the report. To estimate the correct valuation your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Bramhall and other considerations relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use other assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a Bramhall house, and does our house surveyor mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet weather has on a structure is rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage systems are blocked is flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home. The good news is that problems with drains are usually easy to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bramhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Bramhall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Bramhall property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bramhall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Bramhall home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost as part of the report. To estimate the correct valuation your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Bramhall and other considerations relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use other assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.



A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a Bramhall house, and does our house surveyor mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet weather has on a structure is rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage systems are blocked is flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home. The good news is that problems with drains are usually easy to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

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