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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marple Bridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marple Bridge

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Marple Bridge) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marple Bridge

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Marple Bridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marple Bridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple Bridge property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Marple Bridge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Marple Bridge which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish solid render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very appealing and is/was common on some Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Marple Bridge surveyors can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for vermin may include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your Marple Bridge surveyor

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move it. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Marple Bridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marple Bridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple Bridge property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Marple Bridge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Marple Bridge which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish solid render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very appealing and is/was common on some Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Marple Bridge surveyors can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for vermin may include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your Marple Bridge surveyor

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move it. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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