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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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Which Home Survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawes

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hawes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawes

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Hawes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a maisonette in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include structurally instability. Health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Hawes will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Richmondshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hawes builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem affecting the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should be wary of when intending to buy a home in Hawes in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local area issues and the relation they have with the home and its value. Values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will note if the home is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Hawes Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your solicitor.

Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Hawes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a maisonette in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include structurally instability. Health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Hawes will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Richmondshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hawes builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem affecting the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should be wary of when intending to buy a home in Hawes in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local area issues and the relation they have with the home and its value. Values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will note if the home is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Hawes Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your solicitor.

Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

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