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Home Buyers Survey in Lancashire

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lancashire

    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 Lancashire

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

    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 Lancashire

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Lancashire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lancashire property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Lancashire property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lancashire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Lancashire Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lancashire property will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no serious defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like brine mining activity, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we intend to buy we saw that there is old wiring. will the Lancashire surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Lancashire a RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it looks like they are in a hazardous condition. This will include an overview or examination of open or exposed parts of the wiring in addition to things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that an electrical check be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Lancashire Building Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Lancashire and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Additionally, most homes in Lancashire are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.