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Home Buyers Survey in Knottingley

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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 Knottingley

    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 Knottingley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Knottingley) 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 Knottingley

    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 Knottingley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Knottingley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Knottingley property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Knottingley property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Knottingley House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Knottingley go into it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Knottingley HomeBuyer report. Your Knottingley surveyor should note potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property and the vendor has stated that it has been built with Slate. What defects should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Repair fees for stone-built houses in Knottingley can be higher than for more standard. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Knottingley, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hensall Sand Pit, New Road, Hensall, Selby, North Yorkshire, DN14 0PW, quarrying Sand, for details. Call 01977 782067 for more information.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but regular upkeep may still be required. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Knottingley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Quite a common example is creosote build-up in the chimney flue. Chimney stacks are visually inspected with binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to check on if intending to buy a building in Knottingley in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Knottingley must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect they have on the home and its value. Prices is, more often than not, enhanced owing to them being unspoilt. However a growing number are falling into shoddy condition e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors will report if the house might be is so classified and Section I of the Knottingley Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal representative. Heptonstalls are based in 7-15 Gladstone Terrace, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, DN14 5AH and may be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01405 765 661