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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Balby

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Balby

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Balby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Balby

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Balby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Balby property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Balby property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Balby Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get English Garden Wall bond upkeep guidance for the Balby residence we're purchasing? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled Balby converted property can experience considerable issues, such as badly applied render. Your Balby surveyor would usually include these, with feedback. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Brain Andrew H, 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ on 01453 521361 for a quote for repair work.

One example is stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Balby converted property. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new house in Balby? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Balby, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rainfall can have on a structure is not given enough thought by house purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts suggest that the drainage systems are worth a closer look. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Balby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Balby property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Balby property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Balby Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get English Garden Wall bond upkeep guidance for the Balby residence we're purchasing? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled Balby converted property can experience considerable issues, such as badly applied render. Your Balby surveyor would usually include these, with feedback. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Brain Andrew H, 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ on 01453 521361 for a quote for repair work.

One example is stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Balby converted property. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new house in Balby? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Balby, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rainfall can have on a structure is not given enough thought by house purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts suggest that the drainage systems are worth a closer look. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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