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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knaresborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knaresborough

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Knaresborough) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knaresborough

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Knaresborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Knaresborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knaresborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Knaresborough House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a property next to Allerton Park near Knaresborough and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: inert rubbish. A huge number of sites affect 100, 000's people in the UK including Knaresborough. Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Knaresborough RICS surveyors will note structural defects resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and Harrogate Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Knaresborough property will contain a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the valuation your chartered surveyor will use experience of property in Knaresborough and other considerations about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions like there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any costly legal issues like building regulations having been complied. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Additional local Knaresborough area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Knaresborough environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am intending to purchase, I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a Knaresborough survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Knaresborough Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include a by sight check of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of issues like checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. A check for the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Knaresborough.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Knaresborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Knaresborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knaresborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Knaresborough House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a property next to Allerton Park near Knaresborough and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: inert rubbish. A huge number of sites affect 100, 000's people in the UK including Knaresborough. Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Knaresborough RICS surveyors will note structural defects resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and Harrogate Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Knaresborough property will contain a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the valuation your chartered surveyor will use experience of property in Knaresborough and other considerations about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions like there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any costly legal issues like building regulations having been complied. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Additional local Knaresborough area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Knaresborough environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am intending to purchase, I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a Knaresborough survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Knaresborough Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include a by sight check of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of issues like checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. A check for the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Knaresborough.

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