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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ranmoor

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ranmoor

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ranmoor) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ranmoor

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Ranmoor property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ranmoor property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Ranmoor Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas related installations e.g. balanced flues. Your Ranmoor local surveyor won't remove external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations obligate landlords to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Can we expect the Ranmoor Property Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Ranmoor property will have an impact, with severe changes in the water table level and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. 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! Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in a house we used to own. What advice would the surveyor in Ranmoor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can often hide roofing woes. From rafters to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Ranmoor, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Ranmoor surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Ranmoor property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ranmoor property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Ranmoor Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas related installations e.g. balanced flues. Your Ranmoor local surveyor won't remove external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations obligate landlords to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are severe .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Can we expect the Ranmoor Property Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Ranmoor property will have an impact, with severe changes in the water table level and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. 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! Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in a house we used to own. What advice would the surveyor in Ranmoor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can often hide roofing woes. From rafters to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Ranmoor, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Ranmoor surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

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