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Valuation
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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hebden Bridge

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hebden Bridge

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hebden Bridge) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hebden Bridge

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hebden Bridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Hebden Bridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Hebden Bridge property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hebden Bridge Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new building within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a home in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic waste material. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Hebden Bridge RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Calderdale Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house in Hebden Bridge we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a property surveyor?

Property in Hebden Bridge are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This issue should be taken seriously.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides.

As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hebden Bridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Hebden Bridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Hebden Bridge property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hebden Bridge Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new building within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a home in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic waste material. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Hebden Bridge RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Calderdale Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house in Hebden Bridge we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a property surveyor?

Property in Hebden Bridge are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This issue should be taken seriously.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides.

As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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