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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 building survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whaley Bridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whaley Bridge

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whaley Bridge) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whaley Bridge

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Whaley Bridge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Whaley Bridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Whaley Bridge property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Whaley Bridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Whaley Bridge home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties can still be subject to issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Whaley Bridge, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder from the area for the job itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of pests in the bedrooms - Do we need a surveyor?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when buying a house built in around 1760 in Whaley Bridge? Will the house's age be an issue?

Many buyers in Whaley Bridge have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Whaley Bridge property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for Whaley Bridge listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Whaley Bridge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Whaley Bridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Whaley Bridge property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Whaley Bridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Whaley Bridge home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties can still be subject to issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Whaley Bridge, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.



Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder from the area for the job itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of pests in the bedrooms - Do we need a surveyor?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when buying a house built in around 1760 in Whaley Bridge? Will the house's age be an issue?

Many buyers in Whaley Bridge have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Whaley Bridge property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for Whaley Bridge listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

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