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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holmes Chapel

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holmes Chapel

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Holmes Chapel) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holmes Chapel

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holmes Chapel and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Holmes Chapel property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Holmes Chapel property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Holmes Chapel House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette proximate to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Holmes Chapel will note any structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the flat. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be resolved without a great deal of stress. Many homes in Holmes Chapel are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp. 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I check guttering, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on Holmes Chapel buildings is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that downspouts are blocked include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in damage to foundations.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holmes Chapel and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Holmes Chapel property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Holmes Chapel property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Holmes Chapel House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette proximate to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Holmes Chapel will note any structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority and advise you .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the flat. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be resolved without a great deal of stress. Many homes in Holmes Chapel are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp. 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I check guttering, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on Holmes Chapel buildings is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that downspouts are blocked include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in damage to foundations.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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