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Home Buyers Survey in Altrincham

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Altrincham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Altrincham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Altrincham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Altrincham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Altrincham

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Altrincham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Altrincham property is a flat or maisonette, 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 intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Altrincham property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Altrincham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Diagonal bond repair tips, can a surveyor in Altrincham help? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built residential property feature several advantages, but they will also show signs of several common problems, such as spalling. The RICS surveyor should report on these and suggest potential remedies. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Evans Brickwork of 17 Malpas Drive, Pinner, HA5 1DG on 020 8866 9388.

For example, English garden wall bond or Monk bond may be used in the construction of residential property in Altrincham. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a house next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. non-hazardous waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Altrincham RICS surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Trafford Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I would need to be aware of when intending to buy a flat in Altrincham near a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Altrincham surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the relation they have on the building and its value. Property values is generally more than prices outside the area because of them being largely unspoilt However many areas have fallen into a poor state for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are trained to inform you whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer. Ips Law Llp are based in David House, Trafford, Greater Manchester, WA15 9PA might be happy to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 0161 830 4710

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation. Most asbestos was imported from Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Removing it will be costly but must be completed by experts. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Altrincham surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.