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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horsforth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horsforth

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Horsforth) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horsforth

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Horsforth and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Horsforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Horsforth property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Horsforth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted cow-house. What effect will the building's cruck frame have on repairs?

Many buyers in Horsforth have considered buying property with real personality. The age of a structure, however, can be problematic, and Structures built using traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as original bricks, , which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.Discuss this with your surveyor for further advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in Horsforth. Is there a flood risk, and will the house surveyor consider indications of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property in Horsforth in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos, can it be removed and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Never endeavour to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Horsforth HomeBuyer report. Your Horsforth surveyor should report on possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Horsforth and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Horsforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Horsforth property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Horsforth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted cow-house. What effect will the building's cruck frame have on repairs?

Many buyers in Horsforth have considered buying property with real personality. The age of a structure, however, can be problematic, and Structures built using traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as original bricks, , which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.Discuss this with your surveyor for further advice.



Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in Horsforth. Is there a flood risk, and will the house surveyor consider indications of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property in Horsforth in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos, can it be removed and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Never endeavour to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Horsforth HomeBuyer report. Your Horsforth surveyor should report on possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

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