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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cottingham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cottingham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cottingham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cottingham

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Hawthorne Villa, Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16

  • Building Survey
    Eppleworth Road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16

Home Buyers Survey Cottingham

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cottingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cottingham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cottingham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should we spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to investing in an abandoned period purpose built maisonette in Cottingham?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. This is the most appropriate survey if buying an unconventional property such as a dilapidated maisonette in Cottingham. A Building Survey provides full and notable information on the homes construction and uses and any important technical details a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond advice for the Victorian terrace we are purchasing?

Brick-walled Cottingham homes can be subject to both minor and serious issues. These can include weathering or badly applied render. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Pelham Builders should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 4 Pelham Rd, Wallasey, CH44 3AD or 0151-630 3807.

For example, Dutch bond or Scottish bond are both used in Cottingham homes. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas appliances?

A local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the gas pipe route for example, as well as gas affiliated fittings like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Fittings won't however be removed. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

East Yorkshire based local companies include J M Ward (UK) Ltd of 15 Quebec Drive, Cottingham, North Humberside Tel. 01482876717.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cottingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cottingham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cottingham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should we spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to investing in an abandoned period purpose built maisonette in Cottingham?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. This is the most appropriate survey if buying an unconventional property such as a dilapidated maisonette in Cottingham. A Building Survey provides full and notable information on the homes construction and uses and any important technical details a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. .



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond advice for the Victorian terrace we are purchasing?

Brick-walled Cottingham homes can be subject to both minor and serious issues. These can include weathering or badly applied render. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Pelham Builders should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 4 Pelham Rd, Wallasey, CH44 3AD or 0151-630 3807.

For example, Dutch bond or Scottish bond are both used in Cottingham homes. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas appliances?

A local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the gas pipe route for example, as well as gas affiliated fittings like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Fittings won't however be removed. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

East Yorkshire based local companies include J M Ward (UK) Ltd of 15 Quebec Drive, Cottingham, North Humberside Tel. 01482876717.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

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