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Home Buyers Survey in Chorley

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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 Chorley

    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 Chorley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chorley) 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 Chorley

    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 Chorley

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chorley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chorley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Chorley property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Chorley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Chorley, and will the RICS surveyor check flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Chorley property, such as via seepage through external walls. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s cottage with stone walls. Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built Chorley buildings can vary, stone faces being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Purchasers renovating Chorley buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Chorley, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Brinscall Quarry, Twistmoor Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8RU, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01254 831767 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Chorley? Does a Chorley House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Chorley can have unwanted consequences. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a hard-to-open living room door or small cracks in the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.