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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Copmanthorpe

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Copmanthorpe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Copmanthorpe) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Copmanthorpe

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically 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 Copmanthorpe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Copmanthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Copmanthorpe property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Copmanthorpe and saw cracks down the gable wall. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Copmanthorpe Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In addition, some homes in Copmanthorpe are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Copmanthorpe surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building.

Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Copmanthorpe home buyers survey inquire into water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Copmanthorpe property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built properties be problematic. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes in Copmanthorpe. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled homes in Copmanthorpe. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Copmanthorpe should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Network Rail, Prudential House, 28-40 Blossom Street, York, Yorkshire, YO24 1GJ, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01904 525600 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Copmanthorpe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Copmanthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Copmanthorpe property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Copmanthorpe and saw cracks down the gable wall. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Copmanthorpe Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In addition, some homes in Copmanthorpe are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Copmanthorpe surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building.



Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Copmanthorpe home buyers survey inquire into water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Copmanthorpe property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built properties be problematic. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes in Copmanthorpe. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled homes in Copmanthorpe. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Copmanthorpe should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Network Rail, Prudential House, 28-40 Blossom Street, York, Yorkshire, YO24 1GJ, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01904 525600 for more information.

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