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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penistone

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penistone

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Penistone) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penistone

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Penistone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penistone property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penistone property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penistone Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that subsidence had been a concern - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Penistone, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing specialist in Penistone with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Jf Aqua Services of Upper Maythorn/Upper Maythorn Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 7TF on 01484 687738 for an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Penistone, does the HomeBuyer Report inquire into possible flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Penistone and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Near Penistone, the River Don and its tributaries from Penistone to Kelham Island in Sheffield status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Penistone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a kind of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very attractive and is often found on Georgian properties. it can be prone to defect and Penistone Building Surveys sometimes report issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when moisture beneath DPCs that results in detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Penistone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penistone property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penistone property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penistone Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that subsidence had been a concern - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Penistone, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing specialist in Penistone with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Jf Aqua Services of Upper Maythorn/Upper Maythorn Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 7TF on 01484 687738 for an estimate.



Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Penistone, does the HomeBuyer Report inquire into possible flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Penistone and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Near Penistone, the River Don and its tributaries from Penistone to Kelham Island in Sheffield status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Penistone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a kind of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very attractive and is often found on Georgian properties. it can be prone to defect and Penistone Building Surveys sometimes report issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when moisture beneath DPCs that results in detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming rarer.

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