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Home Buyers Survey in Whalley Range

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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 Whalley Range

    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 Whalley Range

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

    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 Whalley Range

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Whalley Range and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Whalley Range property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Whalley Range property's condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Whalley Range Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Whalley Range Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Whalley Range which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is similar to plaster in its nature. it can be prone to defect and Whalley Range Building Surveys frequently report any number of problems for example, when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can damp weather have on our new Whalley Range property? Will the house surveyor in Whalley Range report on this? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Whalley Range, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately damp weather and the effect it can have on buildings in Whalley Range are not given more thought by property buyers. For instance, a waterlogged garden will likely suggest that the downspouts are blocked. Fortunately, this is quite easy to fix. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. On no account try to handle it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Whalley Range HomeBuyer report. They will mention the risk of asbestos during the Whalley Range survey and will offer advice.