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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Helmsley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Helmsley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Helmsley) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard , for example timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Helmsley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Helmsley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helmsley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Helmsley property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Helmsley property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Helmsley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco regency house in Helmsley that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Helmsley can detail any number of problems e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when dampness below windows which results

in the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Helmsley. Can a property surveyor check for flooding damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the house survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Helmsley but are worried about bugs. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Properties are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Helmsley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helmsley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Helmsley property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Helmsley property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Helmsley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco regency house in Helmsley that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Helmsley can detail any number of problems e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when dampness below windows which results



in the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Helmsley. Can a property surveyor check for flooding damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the house survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Helmsley but are worried about bugs. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Properties are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison.

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