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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ilkley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ilkley

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ilkley) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ilkley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ilkley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ilkley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ilkley property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ilkley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of insects in the living room. Should we get a surveyor?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ilkley house what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as combined system problems. Rusted guttering is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Ilkley, and can a Ilkley surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the house survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ilkley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ilkley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ilkley property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ilkley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of insects in the living room. Should we get a surveyor?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor



Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ilkley house what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as combined system problems. Rusted guttering is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Ilkley, and can a Ilkley surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the house survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

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