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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkheaton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkheaton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkheaton) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkheaton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Kirkheaton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Kirkheaton property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may wet conditions have on a building in Kirkheaton, and does our building survey mention it? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on a home is not given enough thought by buyers. If you have only seen the residence in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that the had been a problem with blocked valley gutters, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our RICS surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes. From sheeting to parapet walls, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder in Kirkheaton for the job itself. Speak to Advance Roofing of 5 Ridgeway, Huddersfield, HD5 9QW on 01484 359154 to request an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Kirkheaton house will have an impact. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, cracks along the bathroom floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Kirkheaton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Kirkheaton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Kirkheaton property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may wet conditions have on a building in Kirkheaton, and does our building survey mention it? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on a home is not given enough thought by buyers. If you have only seen the residence in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that the had been a problem with blocked valley gutters, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our RICS surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes. From sheeting to parapet walls, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder in Kirkheaton for the job itself. Speak to Advance Roofing of 5 Ridgeway, Huddersfield, HD5 9QW on 01484 359154 to request an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Kirkheaton house will have an impact. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, cracks along the bathroom floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Kirkheaton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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