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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hackenthorpe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hackenthorpe

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hackenthorpe) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hackenthorpe

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hackenthorpe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Hackenthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Hackenthorpe property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hackenthorpe House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey when investing in a converted Edwardian house near Hackenthorpe instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently still described as a Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered as it has been given a new moniker by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. Commission the Building Survey for the property described. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a 60 year old or less Hackenthorpe home assembled from typical construction materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. Bear in mind that a number caveats are integral with any survey insofar as your local Hackenthorpe surveyor is not authorised force or open up the structure of the house nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Hackenthorpe home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating the value of the property your chartered surveyor will combine awareness of the Hackenthorpe property market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental issues like Hackenthorpe planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hackenthorpe builder suggested subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence information does the Hackenthorpe property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hackenthorpe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Hackenthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Hackenthorpe property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hackenthorpe House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey when investing in a converted Edwardian house near Hackenthorpe instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently still described as a Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered as it has been given a new moniker by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. Commission the Building Survey for the property described. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a 60 year old or less Hackenthorpe home assembled from typical construction materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. Bear in mind that a number caveats are integral with any survey insofar as your local Hackenthorpe surveyor is not authorised force or open up the structure of the house nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation


Does the Hackenthorpe home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating the value of the property your chartered surveyor will combine awareness of the Hackenthorpe property market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental issues like Hackenthorpe planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hackenthorpe builder suggested subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence information does the Hackenthorpe property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. 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.

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