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Home Buyers Survey in Skipton

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skipton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skipton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Skipton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skipton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Skipton

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we intend to buy, it looked like there is an old fuse board ; will a surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Skipton Home Survey a qualified surveyor will typically report on the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in a hazardous state. The RICS surveyor is trained to focus on possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD). Examining the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will form part of the survey. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey.

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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a house close to Landfill Site Pastures Road near Pastures Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert waste disposal. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Skipton. Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns for example abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Skipton will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Bradford Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .