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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which building survey should I select for my potential house purchase in Hillsborough?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hillsborough

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hillsborough

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hillsborough) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hillsborough

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hillsborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hillsborough property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Hillsborough property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Hillsborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. Which issues relating to the structure's roof will be considered?

Local property with no other major issues can often hide roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the valley gutters. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in Hillsborough a quote for any suggested work.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert refuse. No one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hillsborough will consider structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Sheffield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Hillsborough? Can a House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hillsborough property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hillsborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hillsborough property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Hillsborough property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Hillsborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. Which issues relating to the structure's roof will be considered?

Local property with no other major issues can often hide roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the valley gutters. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in Hillsborough a quote for any suggested work.



Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert refuse. No one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hillsborough will consider structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Sheffield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Hillsborough? Can a House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hillsborough property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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