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Homebuyer
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Keighley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Keighley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Keighley) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Keighley

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Keighley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Keighley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Keighley property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Keighley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Keighley, and will the home buyers survey consider possible water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Keighley Keighley home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

External walls

On a Keighley HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Keighley home being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Keighley house. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Quite a common example is deteriorating or spalling bricks. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Keighley and are looking for properties constructed with brick chimney. What recommendations will you make? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Keighley residences demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also suffer from a range of defects. This could be anything from thermal movement to crypto-florescence. The surveyor will cover these in his report. One frequently reported defect is 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. A T G Construction at May View/Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BT should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07976 271787.

One example is Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Keighley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Keighley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Keighley property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Keighley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Keighley, and will the home buyers survey consider possible water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Keighley Keighley home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



External walls

On a Keighley HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Keighley home being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Keighley house. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Quite a common example is deteriorating or spalling bricks. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Keighley and are looking for properties constructed with brick chimney. What recommendations will you make? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Keighley residences demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also suffer from a range of defects. This could be anything from thermal movement to crypto-florescence. The surveyor will cover these in his report. One frequently reported defect is 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. A T G Construction at May View/Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BT should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07976 271787.

One example is Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks.

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