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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Halifax

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Halifax

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Halifax) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Halifax

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Halifax and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Halifax property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Halifax property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Halifax Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey reveal?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, not to displace it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. You should never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Halifax home survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos during the Halifax survey and should recommend professional testing.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Halifax property will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost. To be able to determine the property's value your chartered surveyor will factor in experience of property in Halifax and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any costly legal issues like no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Halifax and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Halifax property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Halifax property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Halifax Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey reveal?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, not to displace it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. You should never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Halifax home survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos during the Halifax survey and should recommend professional testing.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Halifax property will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost. To be able to determine the property's value your chartered surveyor will factor in experience of property in Halifax and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any costly legal issues like no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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