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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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What building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkby Lonsdale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby Lonsdale

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby Lonsdale) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby Lonsdale

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kirkby Lonsdale and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby Lonsdale property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Kirkby Lonsdale property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby Lonsdale Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for property in Kirkby Lonsdale. Does the Kirkby Lonsdale House Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for home owners. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where

necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older warehouse conversion in Kirkby Lonsdale. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many purchasers have considered buying a house with personality, like a period conversion. The age of a structure, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to consider if buying a converted house in Kirkby Lonsdale inside a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Kirkby Lonsdale surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property Prices are generally significantly higher which is down to them retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to tell you if the planned purchase looks to be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Kirkby Lonsdale Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kirkby Lonsdale and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby Lonsdale property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Kirkby Lonsdale property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby Lonsdale Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for property in Kirkby Lonsdale. Does the Kirkby Lonsdale House Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for home owners. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where



necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older warehouse conversion in Kirkby Lonsdale. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many purchasers have considered buying a house with personality, like a period conversion. The age of a structure, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to consider if buying a converted house in Kirkby Lonsdale inside a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Kirkby Lonsdale surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property Prices are generally significantly higher which is down to them retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to tell you if the planned purchase looks to be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Kirkby Lonsdale Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

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