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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Keighley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Keighley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Keighley) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Keighley

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Keighley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Keighley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Keighley property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Keighley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Keighley, and will the home buyers survey consider possible water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Keighley Keighley home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be a problem, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer wet rot, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to dormer windows, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Keighley contractor for the job itself.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas installations?

The surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation as part of the Keighley survey, in addition to gas connected appliances or installations such as fireplaces. Gas fittings will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Keighley based gas engineers include Darren Harness of 4, Worth Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire Tel. 07980668624 and Alpha Gas Services Plumbing Heating and Gas Service Eng of 36 Devonshire Street West, Keighley, West Yorkshire Tel. 07969213613.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Keighley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Keighley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Keighley property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Keighley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Keighley, and will the home buyers survey consider possible water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Keighley Keighley home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be a problem, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer wet rot, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to dormer windows, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Keighley contractor for the job itself.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas installations?

The surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation as part of the Keighley survey, in addition to gas connected appliances or installations such as fireplaces. Gas fittings will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Keighley based gas engineers include Darren Harness of 4, Worth Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire Tel. 07980668624 and Alpha Gas Services Plumbing Heating and Gas Service Eng of 36 Devonshire Street West, Keighley, West Yorkshire Tel. 07969213613.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

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