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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Wigan

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  • RICS surveyors in Wigan
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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
  Mortgage
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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wigan

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wigan

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wigan) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wigan

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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  • Building Survey
    Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN2

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Wigan and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Wigan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wigan Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Wigan, and think we saw signs of vermin in the kitchen. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Wigan houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1971-built home in Wigan and spotted cracks down the gable wall. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be resolved. A builder should return to a new house after six months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of it is costly but must be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos during the Wigan survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Wigan and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Wigan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wigan Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Wigan, and think we saw signs of vermin in the kitchen. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Wigan houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1971-built home in Wigan and spotted cracks down the gable wall. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be resolved. A builder should return to a new house after six months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of it is costly but must be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos during the Wigan survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

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