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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Huddersfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Huddersfield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Huddersfield) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Huddersfield

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Huddersfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Huddersfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Huddersfield property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Huddersfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in Huddersfield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped water culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems could include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Building Surveys on apartments

Do I need to choose a full structural survey prior to investing in a un-loved, eighties loft apartment in Huddersfield?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. Select the Building Survey for the apartment referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a mid century or later Huddersfield apartment assembled from normal construction materials. You should be aware of several survey no go areas are integral with the survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the Huddersfield apartment or assess heating installations.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey look into?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Huddersfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Huddersfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Huddersfield property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Huddersfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in Huddersfield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped water culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems could include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.



Building Surveys on apartments

Do I need to choose a full structural survey prior to investing in a un-loved, eighties loft apartment in Huddersfield?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. Select the Building Survey for the apartment referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a mid century or later Huddersfield apartment assembled from normal construction materials. You should be aware of several survey no go areas are integral with the survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the Huddersfield apartment or assess heating installations.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey look into?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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