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Homebuyer
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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 Survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holmfirth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holmfirth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Holmfirth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holmfirth

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Holmfirth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Holmfirth property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Holmfirth property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Holmfirth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the sitting room door frame was skewed when we last viewed the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we should check out when buying a converted flat in Holmfirth near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor need to have knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have on the home. Values will likely be inflated as a result of them retaining original features.

Property surveyors will note if the home could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised changes to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Scottish bond repair advice - can a property surveyor in Holmfirth assist?

Brick-walled Holmfirth flats can be affected by various issues and defects, such as spalling. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Smith M C, 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS on 0117-967 4213 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Holmfirth should consider that a good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Holmfirth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Holmfirth property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Holmfirth property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Holmfirth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the sitting room door frame was skewed when we last viewed the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we should check out when buying a converted flat in Holmfirth near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor need to have knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have on the home. Values will likely be inflated as a result of them retaining original features.

Property surveyors will note if the home could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised changes to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Scottish bond repair advice - can a property surveyor in Holmfirth assist?

Brick-walled Holmfirth flats can be affected by various issues and defects, such as spalling. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Smith M C, 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS on 0117-967 4213 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Holmfirth should consider that a good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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