HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Cheshire

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Cheshire

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Cheshire Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheshire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheshire

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cheshire) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheshire

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Cheshire Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Cheshire Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Cheshire

  • Building Survey
    Kennelworth Drive, Warrington, WA1

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Brighton Crescent, Langley, Macclesfield, SK11

Home Buyers Survey Cheshire

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Cheshire and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Cheshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Cheshire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cheshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a cottage with Forest of Dean stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. British Salt Ltd, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 0JP, which quarries Salt, for details. Call 01606 839247 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Cheshire and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not 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.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

House Prices

I am going to buy a property in Cheshire. What will a surveyor consider during a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property from national factors such as interest rates to whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Cheshire and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Cheshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Cheshire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cheshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a cottage with Forest of Dean stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. British Salt Ltd, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 0JP, which quarries Salt, for details. Call 01606 839247 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Cheshire and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not 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.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

House Prices

I am going to buy a property in Cheshire. What will a surveyor consider during a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property from national factors such as interest rates to whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote