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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 Chapel Allerton

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chapel Allerton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chapel Allerton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chapel Allerton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chapel Allerton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Chapel Allerton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Chapel Allerton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Chapel Allerton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Chapel Allerton Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Chapel Allerton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the

moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of an infestation in the closet. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Chapel Allerton houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. Which issues relating to the loft will be checked during the survey?

Chapel Allerton properties in good condition can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From concrete tiles to collar beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Chapel Allerton roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work. Call Harrison Roofing of 2 Warren House Cottages, Peckfield, Leeds, LS25 4BL on 0113-286 5076 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chapel Allerton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Chapel Allerton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Chapel Allerton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Chapel Allerton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Chapel Allerton Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Chapel Allerton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the



moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of an infestation in the closet. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Chapel Allerton houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. Which issues relating to the loft will be checked during the survey?

Chapel Allerton properties in good condition can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From concrete tiles to collar beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Chapel Allerton roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work. Call Harrison Roofing of 2 Warren House Cottages, Peckfield, Leeds, LS25 4BL on 0113-286 5076 for an estimate.

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