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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Prestbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Prestbury

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Prestbury) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Prestbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Prestbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Prestbury property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Prestbury Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging. It was primarily mined in South Africa. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but must be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Prestbury surveyor should mention possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for property in Prestbury. Does the Prestbury Property Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as weather or mould can create costs and inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Prestbury builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. Is this a major risk, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Prestbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Prestbury property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Prestbury Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging. It was primarily mined in South Africa. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but must be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Prestbury surveyor should mention possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for property in Prestbury. Does the Prestbury Property Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as weather or mould can create costs and inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Prestbury builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. Is this a major risk, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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