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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 Ossett

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ossett

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ossett) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ossett

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ossett and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ossett property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Ossett property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ossett House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Ossett house built in the mid 60s, but it has clay foundations. Will a Ossett HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Ossett surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be conscious of when buying a building in Ossett in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Ossett must have sufficient knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have on the home and its value. Values will be inflated due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the house looks to be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unapproved changes to the property will also be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Ossett, what advice would a property surveyor in Ossett give for residences constructed with Fletton brick? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-walled Ossett properties can show signs of both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from crumbling mortar to moisture damage. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings 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. Handyman Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 88 Canada Rd, Cardiff, CF14 3BY or 029 2062 7477.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Ossett, leading to a range of styles and techniques. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ossett and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ossett property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Ossett property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ossett House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Ossett house built in the mid 60s, but it has clay foundations. Will a Ossett HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Ossett surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.



Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be conscious of when buying a building in Ossett in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Ossett must have sufficient knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have on the home and its value. Values will be inflated due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the house looks to be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unapproved changes to the property will also be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Ossett, what advice would a property surveyor in Ossett give for residences constructed with Fletton brick? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-walled Ossett properties can show signs of both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from crumbling mortar to moisture damage. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings 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. Handyman Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 88 Canada Rd, Cardiff, CF14 3BY or 029 2062 7477.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Ossett, leading to a range of styles and techniques. 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.

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