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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bucknall

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bucknall

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bucknall) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bucknall

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bucknall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bucknall property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Bucknall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bucknall House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Bucknall house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Can the Bucknall Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Bucknall buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bucknall property's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if

extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should check on when planning to buy a home in Bucknall in a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Surveyors in Bucknall must possess relevant knowledge of local considerations and the connection may have with the home. The price of property is generally higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However a large number are falling into poor condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you whether the building is or might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Bucknall Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Bucknall, what recommendations will the surveyor make for a 80s residence with brick chimney? What impact do Bucknall environmental conditions have?

Bucknall brick-walled flats can suffer from diverse problems. These can include frost damage or sulphate expansion. One serious matter is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. For more information, contact a local builder, J & S Brickwork of 18 Morrell Rd, Manchester, M22 4WH on 0161-613 9897.

Brick-build property can be found across the UK, leading to a range of styles and techniques.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bucknall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bucknall property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Bucknall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bucknall House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Bucknall house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Can the Bucknall Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Bucknall buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bucknall property's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if



extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should check on when planning to buy a home in Bucknall in a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Surveyors in Bucknall must possess relevant knowledge of local considerations and the connection may have with the home. The price of property is generally higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However a large number are falling into poor condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you whether the building is or might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Bucknall Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Bucknall, what recommendations will the surveyor make for a 80s residence with brick chimney? What impact do Bucknall environmental conditions have?

Bucknall brick-walled flats can suffer from diverse problems. These can include frost damage or sulphate expansion. One serious matter is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. For more information, contact a local builder, J & S Brickwork of 18 Morrell Rd, Manchester, M22 4WH on 0161-613 9897.

Brick-build property can be found across the UK, leading to a range of styles and techniques.

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