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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castleford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castleford

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Castleford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for an unconventional property, for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castleford

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castleford and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castleford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Castleford property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Castleford Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance chimney breasts or flues. However, the Castleford RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Castleford include Sime Ltd of 1A Blue Ridge Park, Thunderhead Ridge, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire Tel. 08459011114 and Stroma Energy Limited of Stroma Developments Ltd, Unit 4, Castleford, West Yorkshire Tel. 0845 621 1116.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Castleford go into it?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Castleford Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castleford and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castleford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Castleford property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Castleford Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance chimney breasts or flues. However, the Castleford RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Castleford include Sime Ltd of 1A Blue Ridge Park, Thunderhead Ridge, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire Tel. 08459011114 and Stroma Energy Limited of Stroma Developments Ltd, Unit 4, Castleford, West Yorkshire Tel. 0845 621 1116.



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Castleford go into it?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Castleford Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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