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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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Which building survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase in Darnall?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Darnall

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Darnall

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Darnall) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Darnall

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Darnall and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Darnall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Darnall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Darnall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in Darnall (S2). The asking price is £123, 759. What things does the Darnall RICS chartered surveyor allow for when carrying out a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the general economy to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to compare with flat prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £98, 159, which is £25, 600 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The house/flat average was £108, 617. 98, Doveholes Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9DP was purchased for £105, 260 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Darnall property appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed apartments feature several advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues. These can include frost damaged pointing or crumbling mortar. The Darnall surveyor can investigate these as part of their report, with directions for remedy. One problem often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Wallace Tony of 291 Eastcote La, Harrow, HA2 8RU on 020 8422 2868.

For home purchasers in Darnall seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the home we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Darnall property may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Darnall and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Darnall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Darnall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Darnall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in Darnall (S2). The asking price is £123, 759. What things does the Darnall RICS chartered surveyor allow for when carrying out a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the general economy to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to compare with flat prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £98, 159, which is £25, 600 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The house/flat average was £108, 617. 98, Doveholes Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9DP was purchased for £105, 260 .



The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Darnall property appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed apartments feature several advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues. These can include frost damaged pointing or crumbling mortar. The Darnall surveyor can investigate these as part of their report, with directions for remedy. One problem often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Wallace Tony of 291 Eastcote La, Harrow, HA2 8RU on 020 8422 2868.

For home purchasers in Darnall seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the home we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Darnall property may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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