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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Guiseley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Guiseley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Guiseley) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Guiseley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Guiseley and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Guiseley property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Guiseley property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Guiseley House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will rainfall have on a house in Guiseley? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which heavy rain has on Guiseley homes is rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage systems are under performing is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to resolve, if caught early.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1961-built flat in Guiseley and found cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a building close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health concerns such as cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Guiseley will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Leeds Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Guiseley and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Guiseley property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Guiseley property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Guiseley House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will rainfall have on a house in Guiseley? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which heavy rain has on Guiseley homes is rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage systems are under performing is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to resolve, if caught early.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1961-built flat in Guiseley and found cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a building close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health concerns such as cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Guiseley will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Leeds Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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