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Homebuyer
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Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including We inspect roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusual constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hall Green

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hall Green

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hall Green) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hall Green

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green

BA (Hons), FRICS, FCIOB, MAPM

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Updated: 29/10/14

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hall Green and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hall Green property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Hall Green property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Hall Green House Survey Quote or call us 0845 519 9589 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Hall Green, does the home surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage?

Burst dams, tidal activity and inadequate drainage could all cause major floods, and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding

issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Hall Green. What does a Hall Green surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. From the sheeting to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Hall Green roofing contractor for the job itself. Call West Yorkshire Roofing of 31 North Av, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5JS on 01924 276129 to request a quote.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hall Green that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster in its constituency. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hall Green Building Surveys sometimes detail any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.