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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birkenshaw

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birkenshaw

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Birkenshaw) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birkenshaw

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Birkenshaw and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Birkenshaw property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Birkenshaw property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Birkenshaw House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can your Home Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. In Birkenshaw'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. For example, small cracks in the lounge ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept

stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the seller has suggested that it has been constructed with Beer stone. What potential issues must we watch out for?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Dukes Gritstone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Birkenshaw can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Birkenshaw, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. GMJV Stirling, Bremner House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TF, which quarries Igneous & Metamorphic Rock, for details. Call 01786 441000 for more information.

For more information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Whitehall Stone Sales Ltd, Law St, Bradford, BD4 9NF (Phone: 01274 684440).

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Kirklees Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Birkenshaw and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Birkenshaw property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Birkenshaw property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Birkenshaw House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can your Home Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. In Birkenshaw'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. For example, small cracks in the lounge ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept



stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the seller has suggested that it has been constructed with Beer stone. What potential issues must we watch out for?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Dukes Gritstone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Birkenshaw can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Birkenshaw, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. GMJV Stirling, Bremner House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TF, which quarries Igneous & Metamorphic Rock, for details. Call 01786 441000 for more information.

For more information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Whitehall Stone Sales Ltd, Law St, Bradford, BD4 9NF (Phone: 01274 684440).

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Kirklees Local Authority and advise you .

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