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Building
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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rain have on our new Hebden Bridge building? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which heavy rain has on a property is not given enough thought. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

The good news is that guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a converted stable. What impact will the property's unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Hebden Bridge homes built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period house, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Hebden Bridge.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually it is applied to underlying brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very similar to plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hebden Bridge sometimes reveal any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rain have on our new Hebden Bridge building? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which heavy rain has on a property is not given enough thought. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

The good news is that guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a converted stable. What impact will the property's unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Hebden Bridge homes built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period house, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Hebden Bridge.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually it is applied to underlying brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very similar to plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hebden Bridge sometimes reveal any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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