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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 opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitby

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitby

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Whitby) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitby

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Whitby and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Whitby property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Whitby property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Whitby Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are interested to purchase We noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Whitby the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as confirming the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or the state of residual circuit breakers.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.

House Prices

We are wanting to acquiring a detached house in Whitby (YO21). It is on the market for £207, 877. What things does the surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Whitby on a Home Survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices, for example the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the status of the central heating. You can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in Whitby at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £198, 777, which is £9, 100 less than the asking price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £180, 384. Beckwith House, Ainthorpe Lane, Ainthorpe, Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NG a detached house sold for £230, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert refuse. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Whitby RICS surveyors will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Scarborough Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Whitby and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Whitby property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Whitby property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Whitby Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are interested to purchase We noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Whitby the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as confirming the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or the state of residual circuit breakers.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.



House Prices

We are wanting to acquiring a detached house in Whitby (YO21). It is on the market for £207, 877. What things does the surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Whitby on a Home Survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices, for example the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the status of the central heating. You can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in Whitby at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £198, 777, which is £9, 100 less than the asking price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £180, 384. Beckwith House, Ainthorpe Lane, Ainthorpe, Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NG a detached house sold for £230, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert refuse. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Whitby RICS surveyors will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Scarborough Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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