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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boroughbridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boroughbridge

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Boroughbridge) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boroughbridge

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Boroughbridge and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Boroughbridge property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Boroughbridge property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Boroughbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that windows in the dining room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a severe risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old gatehouse. Will the structure's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can concern buyers. Boroughbridge homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your building surveyor for more information.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the building surveyor in Boroughbridge give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers. Many properties could feature problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to purlins, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Boroughbridge roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Boroughbridge and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Boroughbridge property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Boroughbridge property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Boroughbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that windows in the dining room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a severe risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old gatehouse. Will the structure's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can concern buyers. Boroughbridge homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your building surveyor for more information.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the building surveyor in Boroughbridge give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers. Many properties could feature problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to purlins, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Boroughbridge roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

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