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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walkden

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walkden

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Walkden) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walkden

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Walkden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Walkden property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Walkden property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Walkden property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Walkden House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Walkden HomeBuyer Report inquire into any flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Walkden home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the property survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Walkden property is at risk.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s home in Walkden with stone walls. What problems should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Walkden. For example, Flame Academy Ltd, 180 Bolton Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3BN (Phone: 0161-790 0795).

Other external areas of the property

In the HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E9 - Other' include?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Walkden are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. A stair rise which is too big or uneven is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Walkden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Walkden property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Walkden property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Walkden property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Walkden House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Walkden HomeBuyer Report inquire into any flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Walkden home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the property survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Walkden property is at risk.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s home in Walkden with stone walls. What problems should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Walkden. For example, Flame Academy Ltd, 180 Bolton Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3BN (Phone: 0161-790 0795).

Other external areas of the property

In the HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E9 - Other' include?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Walkden are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. A stair rise which is too big or uneven is an example.

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