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Property
Valuation
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 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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What property survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Driffield

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Driffield

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Driffield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Driffield

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Greenways, North Townside Road, North Frodingham, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25

Home Buyers Survey Driffield

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

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

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Driffield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Driffield Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Driffield? Will repairs costs be higher?

Vernacular architecture can worry purchasers. Properties showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail. Built in the 17th century, Glebe Farm 'Cruck House' in Thwing And Octon is a fine example of a Post Medieval-period farmhouse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Driffield house built in the late 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the Driffield House Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Driffield. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for a serious infestation may include use of poison.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

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

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Driffield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Driffield Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Driffield? Will repairs costs be higher?

Vernacular architecture can worry purchasers. Properties showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail. Built in the 17th century, Glebe Farm 'Cruck House' in Thwing And Octon is a fine example of a Post Medieval-period farmhouse.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Driffield house built in the late 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the Driffield House Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Driffield. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for a serious infestation may include use of poison.

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