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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Macclesfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Macclesfield

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Macclesfield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Macclesfield

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Macclesfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Macclesfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Macclesfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Macclesfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Macclesfield. What will we need to think about when purchasing an old building? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. For houses in Macclesfield built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Macclesfield houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Macclesfield and saw that the basement door frame was skewed. Is this a urgent risk, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Macclesfield. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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.

Conservatory

For the Macclesfield HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

One example issue could be settlement or other movement in a conservatory. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Macclesfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Macclesfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Macclesfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Macclesfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Macclesfield. What will we need to think about when purchasing an old building? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. For houses in Macclesfield built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Macclesfield houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Macclesfield and saw that the basement door frame was skewed. Is this a urgent risk, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Macclesfield. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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.

Conservatory

For the Macclesfield HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

One example issue could be settlement or other movement in a conservatory. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

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