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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Yorkshire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Yorkshire

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Yorkshire) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Yorkshire

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in North Yorkshire and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the North Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Yorkshire property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a North Yorkshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in North Yorkshire - What should we investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for North Yorkshire buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across North Yorkshire can be hiding serious damage to the roof. From wind braces to purlins, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in North Yorkshire, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Call Kellett Roofing of 1 Kellett Walk, Leeds, LS12 4AN on 0113-347 9844 for details.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in North Yorkshire and the seller's agent has confirmed that it has been built with Clipsham stone. Which problems should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to North Yorkshire buildings, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a North Yorkshire Home Buyers Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the garage wall, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in North Yorkshire, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in North Yorkshire and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the North Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Yorkshire property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a North Yorkshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in North Yorkshire - What should we investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for North Yorkshire buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across North Yorkshire can be hiding serious damage to the roof. From wind braces to purlins, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in North Yorkshire, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Call Kellett Roofing of 1 Kellett Walk, Leeds, LS12 4AN on 0113-347 9844 for details.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in North Yorkshire and the seller's agent has confirmed that it has been built with Clipsham stone. Which problems should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to North Yorkshire buildings, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a North Yorkshire Home Buyers Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the garage wall, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in North Yorkshire, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

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