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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 Otley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Otley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Otley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Otley

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Otley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Otley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Otley property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Otley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our building surveyor in Otley keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof like. From the trusses to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Otley HomeBuyer report. Your Otley surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

Is £281, 459 in the right area price to buy a house in LS29 for and what will the Otley surveyor evaluate when carrying out a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices, for example whether work needs to be to the property or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. It can help to consider the prices of house achieved in Otley at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £259, 559, which is £21, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for (£240, 962 was the blended house/flat average). 21, Prince Henrys Court, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 2BF a detached property was purchased for £359, 995 .

The most reliable way to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Otley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Otley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Otley property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Otley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our building surveyor in Otley keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof like. From the trusses to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Otley HomeBuyer report. Your Otley surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

Is £281, 459 in the right area price to buy a house in LS29 for and what will the Otley surveyor evaluate when carrying out a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices, for example whether work needs to be to the property or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. It can help to consider the prices of house achieved in Otley at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £259, 559, which is £21, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for (£240, 962 was the blended house/flat average). 21, Prince Henrys Court, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 2BF a detached property was purchased for £359, 995 .

The most reliable way to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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