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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkstall

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkstall

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kirkstall) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkstall

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kirkstall and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Kirkstall property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kirkstall property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Kirkstall Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Kirkstall property? Will your Kirkstall HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the garage to a difficult-to-open garage window. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Kirkstall but are worried about vermin. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your Kirkstall surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Kirkstall. Can a home surveyor check flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Kirkstall and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a Kirkstall house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Kirkstall house or on adjacent sites. The chartered surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kirkstall and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Kirkstall property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kirkstall property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Kirkstall Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Kirkstall property? Will your Kirkstall HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the garage to a difficult-to-open garage window. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Kirkstall but are worried about vermin. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your Kirkstall surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Kirkstall. Can a home surveyor check flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Kirkstall and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a Kirkstall house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Kirkstall house or on adjacent sites. The chartered surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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