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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandbach

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandbach

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandbach) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandbach

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Sandbach and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sandbach property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Sandbach property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Sandbach Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Sandbach. Can a Sandbach Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, 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.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the

soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Sandbach.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. It may contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Sandbach commonly focus on defects like trapped water culminating in problems with damp

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Homebuyer Report in Sandbach write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Sandbach Building Survey your surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state. This should include a general view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other issues like inspecting the state of repair of fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Sandbach and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sandbach property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Sandbach property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Sandbach Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Sandbach. Can a Sandbach Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, 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.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the



soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Sandbach.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. It may contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Sandbach commonly focus on defects like trapped water culminating in problems with damp

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Homebuyer Report in Sandbach write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Sandbach Building Survey your surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state. This should include a general view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other issues like inspecting the state of repair of fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

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