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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Huddersfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Huddersfield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Huddersfield) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Huddersfield

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Huddersfield and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Huddersfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Huddersfield property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Huddersfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. What potential issues must we watch out for?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in Huddersfield can vary, cracks being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Johnsons Wellfield Quarries Ltd, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 7AB for details. Call 01484 652311 for more information.

To request additional information, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including G M S Stone Supplies at Gypsy Pond Farm, Lindley Moor Rd, Huddersfield, HD3 3TE.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Huddersfield residence appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Huddersfield buildings feature several advantages over stone-built property. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues. These can include erosion or cracks. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call A T G Construction, May View/Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BT on 07976 271787 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should heavy rainfall have on a property? If there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rain and the effect it can have on property are often overlooked by buyers. If you have only seen the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include spalling masonry. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Huddersfield and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Huddersfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Huddersfield property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Huddersfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. What potential issues must we watch out for?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in Huddersfield can vary, cracks being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Johnsons Wellfield Quarries Ltd, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 7AB for details. Call 01484 652311 for more information.



To request additional information, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including G M S Stone Supplies at Gypsy Pond Farm, Lindley Moor Rd, Huddersfield, HD3 3TE.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Huddersfield residence appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Huddersfield buildings feature several advantages over stone-built property. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues. These can include erosion or cracks. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call A T G Construction, May View/Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BT on 07976 271787 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should heavy rainfall have on a property? If there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rain and the effect it can have on property are often overlooked by buyers. If you have only seen the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include spalling masonry. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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