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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 I select for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skipton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skipton

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Skipton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skipton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Skipton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Skipton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skipton property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Skipton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Skipton and the seller has told us that it has been built with Beer stone. What defects should we be aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Skipton should be able to supply local stone.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a flat close to Bolton Priory , will this affect the property's value?

Bolton Priory is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other sites of importance include Burwen Castle Roman Forts, Cairn On Haw Hill and Calton Gill Round Cairn.. Your surveyor will consider many local and regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Skipton. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Bolton Priory.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Skipton property built in the mid 50s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for home owners. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. In Skipton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Skipton surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Skipton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Skipton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skipton property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Skipton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Skipton and the seller has told us that it has been built with Beer stone. What defects should we be aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.



The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Skipton should be able to supply local stone.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a flat close to Bolton Priory , will this affect the property's value?

Bolton Priory is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other sites of importance include Burwen Castle Roman Forts, Cairn On Haw Hill and Calton Gill Round Cairn.. Your surveyor will consider many local and regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Skipton. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Bolton Priory.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Skipton property built in the mid 50s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for home owners. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. In Skipton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Skipton surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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