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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carnforth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carnforth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Carnforth) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carnforth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Spring House, Back Gate, Ingleton, Carnforth, North Yorkshire, LA6

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    The Old Post Office, High Street, Burton in Lonsdale, Carnforth, North Yorkshire, LA6

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Carnforth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Carnforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Carnforth property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Carnforth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new house? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

I find it odd that the effect which wet conditions has on your property is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Luckily, these defects are usually easy to repair, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the loft be an issue?

This is frequently addressed by Carnforth surveyors. Many homes can still be subject to missing tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older coast house in Carnforth. What effect will the property's rafter roof have on repairs?

Some buyers in Carnforth would be interested in owning a home with character. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Carnforth property constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Carnforth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Carnforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Carnforth property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Carnforth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new house? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

I find it odd that the effect which wet conditions has on your property is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Luckily, these defects are usually easy to repair, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the loft be an issue?

This is frequently addressed by Carnforth surveyors. Many homes can still be subject to missing tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older coast house in Carnforth. What effect will the property's rafter roof have on repairs?

Some buyers in Carnforth would be interested in owning a home with character. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Carnforth property constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for further advice.

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