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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Halifax

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Halifax

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Halifax) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Halifax

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Halifax and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Halifax property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Halifax property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Halifax Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 17th Century renovated farmhouse in Halifax. What impact will the property's unusual construction have on maintenance?

Some purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a farmstead. The age of a structure, however, can be problematic. Buildings employing traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with the building surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1708, 3-5 Woolshops in Halifax is an example of a traditional Post Medieval-period town house.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Halifax Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to environmental conditions can cause costs and inconvenience for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like a difficult-to-open drawing room window can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Halifax surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are interested to acquire, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will the surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Halifax Homebuyer Report the surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. He or she should also possible problems relating to things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Halifax and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Halifax property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Halifax property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Halifax Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 17th Century renovated farmhouse in Halifax. What impact will the property's unusual construction have on maintenance?

Some purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a farmstead. The age of a structure, however, can be problematic. Buildings employing traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with the building surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1708, 3-5 Woolshops in Halifax is an example of a traditional Post Medieval-period town house.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Halifax Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to environmental conditions can cause costs and inconvenience for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like a difficult-to-open drawing room window can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Halifax surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are interested to acquire, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will the surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Halifax Homebuyer Report the surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. He or she should also possible problems relating to things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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