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Homebuyer
Report
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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 for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buckley

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buckley

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Buckley) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buckley

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Buckley and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Buckley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Buckley property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Buckley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying a house built in around 1760 in Buckley? What impact will the house's rafter roof have on maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Buckley homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial rubbish. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Buckley will consider structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Flintshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1968-built property in Buckley and saw evidence of that the sitting room door frame was skewed. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Buckley and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Buckley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Buckley property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Buckley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying a house built in around 1760 in Buckley? What impact will the house's rafter roof have on maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Buckley homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with the RICS surveyor for more detail.



Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial rubbish. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Buckley will consider structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Flintshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1968-built property in Buckley and saw evidence of that the sitting room door frame was skewed. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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