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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
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 inspecting 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 indepth 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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Ongoing 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, unusually 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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ackworth

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ackworth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ackworth) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ackworth

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ackworth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Ackworth property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ackworth Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new home in Ackworth? Will the RICS surveyor in Ackworth report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly. For example, a waterlogged garden suggest that the rainwater goods are worth a closer look. The good news is that this is generally easy to repair. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1840s conversion with stone walls. Are there any issues that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Stainton Sandstone to Cromwell Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built properties can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that poor insulation had been a concern. What aspects of the roof will be reported on?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like poor insulation. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the tie beams, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself. Call P & E Roofing of 5 Nunns La, Featherstone, Pontefract, WF7 5HF on 01977 602397 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ackworth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Ackworth property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ackworth Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new home in Ackworth? Will the RICS surveyor in Ackworth report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly. For example, a waterlogged garden suggest that the rainwater goods are worth a closer look. The good news is that this is generally easy to repair. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1840s conversion with stone walls. Are there any issues that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Stainton Sandstone to Cromwell Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built properties can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that poor insulation had been a concern. What aspects of the roof will be reported on?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like poor insulation. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the tie beams, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself. Call P & E Roofing of 5 Nunns La, Featherstone, Pontefract, WF7 5HF on 01977 602397 for a quote.

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