Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Mossley and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.
If the Mossley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.
If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Mossley property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .
For further advice why not obtain an instant Mossley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.
I want to acquire a property in OL5 for £113, 100. What different issues will your Mossley RICS chartered surveyor evaluate during a valuation ?
There is a vast array of things which could affect the price of property from anti social neighbours to the modernity of the kitchen. It is useful to analyse values achieved in Mossley at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £85, 000, which is £28, 100 less than the price being asked (£126, 013 was the blended house/flat average). 36, Shires View, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Greater Manchester, OL5 9FL a leasehold maisonette sold for £85, 000 .
The most accurate way to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.
A surveyor should visit the home as well as factoring in the variety of area factors that can affect values.
I have read that clay soil can create issues for houses in Mossley. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?
Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .
If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Mossley home's foundations, forcing them inward. A Mossley surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.
Does a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas heaters?
A RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, in addition to gas related fittings such as chimney linings. The external fittings or housings won't actually be undone. Of course, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.
Greater Manchester based local firms include Stanley And Atkinson Gas Services of 62 Three Counties Road, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire Tel. 07766542433 and John Edward Bradley of 21 George Street, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire Tel. 01457873521.
Gas regulations obligate landlords to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .
What effect should heavy rain have on a home? Are repairs going to be expensive?
Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on Mossley property is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that drainage are under performing is corroded downspouts. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.
That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.
Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?
A Homebuyer Report on a Mossley property will include a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To work out the valuation your RICS valuer will relate to in depth understanding of the Mossley market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.
Further Mossley conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant Mossley environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.