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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garforth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garforth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Garforth) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garforth

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Garforth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Garforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Garforth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Garforth Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Victorian terrace might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Garforth brick-walled properties can indicate a number of issues, from moisture damage to badly applied render. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with directions for remedy. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Rielly & Webb of 45 Holyoake Rd, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7RZ on 01933 664739.

For example, Dutch bond or shiner bond are both used in Garforth properties.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Garforth go into it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to break asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Garforth HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Garforth. Is there a flood risk, and will the Garforth surveyor check for possible water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via seepage through walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Fortunately, no Garforth flood alerts have been given (source: Environment Agency).

*Correct as of 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Garforth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Garforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Garforth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Garforth Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Victorian terrace might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Garforth brick-walled properties can indicate a number of issues, from moisture damage to badly applied render. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with directions for remedy. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Rielly & Webb of 45 Holyoake Rd, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7RZ on 01933 664739.

For example, Dutch bond or shiner bond are both used in Garforth properties.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Garforth go into it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to break asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Garforth HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Garforth. Is there a flood risk, and will the Garforth surveyor check for possible water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via seepage through walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Fortunately, no Garforth flood alerts have been given (source: Environment Agency).

*Correct as of 04/01/13

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