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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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What property survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Driffield

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Driffield

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Driffield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Driffield

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
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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 Driffield and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Driffield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Driffield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Driffield Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

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

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations for example - flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Driffield qualified surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call an engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet conditions have on a property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Driffield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are usually overlooked. If you have visited the new home in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Driffield or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Driffield include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To estimate an accurate value estimate your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Driffield and other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made as well as any significant Driffield environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Driffield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Driffield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Driffield Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

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

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations for example - flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Driffield qualified surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call an engineer.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet conditions have on a property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Driffield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are usually overlooked. If you have visited the new home in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Driffield or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Driffield include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To estimate an accurate value estimate your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Driffield and other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made as well as any significant Driffield environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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