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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garforth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garforth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Garforth) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garforth

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Garforth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Garforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Garforth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Garforth Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a maisonette next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Garforth RICS surveyors will note structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Leeds Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Stone block wall damage

Can Doulting stone-built houses in Garforth be problematic. Are there specific matters to consider?

From Dukes Gritstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Garforth, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Highmoor Quarry, Warren Lane, Toulston, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NU, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01937 833956 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the justification in upgrading to a full structural survey when looking into a neglected terraced home in Garforth over a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently still referred to as a Structural Survey by house buyers, it is no longer offered and has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. Select the Building Survey for the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Garforth property of typical construction materials and methods. There are one or two limitations exist with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the Garforth house for example, or inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Garforth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Garforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Garforth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Garforth Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a maisonette next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Garforth RICS surveyors will note structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Leeds Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Stone block wall damage

Can Doulting stone-built houses in Garforth be problematic. Are there specific matters to consider?

From Dukes Gritstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Garforth, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Highmoor Quarry, Warren Lane, Toulston, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NU, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01937 833956 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the justification in upgrading to a full structural survey when looking into a neglected terraced home in Garforth over a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently still referred to as a Structural Survey by house buyers, it is no longer offered and has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. Select the Building Survey for the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Garforth property of typical construction materials and methods. There are one or two limitations exist with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the Garforth house for example, or inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.

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