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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wilmslow

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wilmslow

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Wilmslow) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wilmslow

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Wilmslow 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), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Wilmslow property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wilmslow House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet conditions have on a building in Wilmslow? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Wilmslow and across the country, but the impact heavy rain can have on property in Wilmslow is not given enough thought by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include damp stains around drainage. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a home. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 13mm crack above the windows in the dining room, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Wilmslow home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Wilmslow and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Wilmslow 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), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Wilmslow property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wilmslow House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet conditions have on a building in Wilmslow? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Wilmslow and across the country, but the impact heavy rain can have on property in Wilmslow is not given enough thought by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include damp stains around drainage. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a home. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 13mm crack above the windows in the dining room, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Wilmslow home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Wilmslow and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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