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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Silsworth

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Silsworth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Silsworth) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Silsworth

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Silsworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Silsworth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, 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 substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Silsworth property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Silsworth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new Silsworth property? Will the Silsworth chartered surveyor report on this? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on a property is overlooked. For instance, water pooling below gutters could mean that the drainage are worth a closer look. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Silsworth subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Silsworth are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a maisonette next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic rubbish disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Health problems such as cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Silsworth will examine any structural problems connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Richmondshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Silsworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Silsworth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, 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 substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Silsworth property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Silsworth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new Silsworth property? Will the Silsworth chartered surveyor report on this? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on a property is overlooked. For instance, water pooling below gutters could mean that the drainage are worth a closer look. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Silsworth subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Silsworth are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a maisonette next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic rubbish disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Health problems such as cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Silsworth will examine any structural problems connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Richmondshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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