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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Yorkshire Dales

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yorkshire Dales

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Yorkshire Dales) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yorkshire Dales

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone 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 on a house in Yorkshire Dales and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Yorkshire Dales property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Yorkshire Dales property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Yorkshire Dales Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Yorkshire Dales that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Yorkshire Dales Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when moisture enters beneath windows which results in the render detaching. Re-covering Stucco problems can be dear as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Yorkshire Dales, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Yorkshire Dales Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open kitchen door or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the justification in upgrading to the full structural survey when acquiring a doer-upper end of terrace cottage in Yorkshire Dales as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although sometimes called Full Structural Surveys by many, the correct term is now Building Surveys We would suggest that you plump for the Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a non period unmodified Yorkshire Dales house assembled from conventional construction materials. There are some survey no go areas come with a Building Survey as a surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house of inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Yorkshire Dales and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Yorkshire Dales property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Yorkshire Dales property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Yorkshire Dales Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Yorkshire Dales that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Yorkshire Dales Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when moisture enters beneath windows which results in the render detaching. Re-covering Stucco problems can be dear as renderers are becoming harder to find.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Yorkshire Dales, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Yorkshire Dales Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open kitchen door or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the justification in upgrading to the full structural survey when acquiring a doer-upper end of terrace cottage in Yorkshire Dales as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although sometimes called Full Structural Surveys by many, the correct term is now Building Surveys We would suggest that you plump for the Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a non period unmodified Yorkshire Dales house assembled from conventional construction materials. There are some survey no go areas come with a Building Survey as a surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house of inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

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