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Property
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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sheffield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sheffield

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sheffield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sheffield

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sheffield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Sheffield property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Sheffield property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Sheffield Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Never attempt to handle it yourself. Sheffield Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am interested to lease, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in Sheffield report on electrical defects?

During a Sheffield Home Survey a qualified surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight look-over of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to concerns such as inspecting the external or remote installations such as plug sockets. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Sheffield. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Sheffield .

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in Sheffield (S1). The vendor is asking £165, 745. What will a Sheffield chartered surveyor take into account on a Home Survey ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on property values from location of nearby transport links to the architectural style of the property. It is useful to set against prices recorded in Sheffield for similar properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £160, 945, which is £4, 800 less than the asking price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £150, 315. 46, Cobden View Road, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 1HQ a detached home sold for £235, 000 .

The best way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A chartered surveyor will actually visit the building in addition to factoring in the myriad of area issues that can affect the value of property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sheffield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Sheffield property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Sheffield property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Sheffield Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Never attempt to handle it yourself. Sheffield Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am interested to lease, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in Sheffield report on electrical defects?

During a Sheffield Home Survey a qualified surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight look-over of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to concerns such as inspecting the external or remote installations such as plug sockets. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Sheffield. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Sheffield .

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in Sheffield (S1). The vendor is asking £165, 745. What will a Sheffield chartered surveyor take into account on a Home Survey ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on property values from location of nearby transport links to the architectural style of the property. It is useful to set against prices recorded in Sheffield for similar properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £160, 945, which is £4, 800 less than the asking price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £150, 315. 46, Cobden View Road, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 1HQ a detached home sold for £235, 000 .

The best way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A chartered surveyor will actually visit the building in addition to factoring in the myriad of area issues that can affect the value of property.

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