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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 Home Survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawes

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hawes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawes

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hawes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor inspect the condition of the gas mains supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Hawes RICS surveyor will not remove fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Hawes house with Clipsham stone walls. What potential issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Peakmoor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hawes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.



Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor inspect the condition of the gas mains supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Hawes RICS surveyor will not remove fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Hawes house with Clipsham stone walls. What potential issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Peakmoor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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