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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knaresborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knaresborough

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Knaresborough) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knaresborough

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Knaresborough and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Knaresborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knaresborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Knaresborough House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property close to High Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

High Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance include Knaresborough Castle.. The RICS valuer will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Knaresborough. See the English Heritage site for more information on High Bridge.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to look out for if planning to buy a period property in Knaresborough in a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of local issues and the connection they have with the home and its value. House prices is, more often than not, inflated as a result of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is or might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the building may also be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rainfall have on a Knaresborough property?

I find it odd that the effect which rain has on houses is not considered. If you have only visited the residence in dry conditions, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in water damage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Knaresborough and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Knaresborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knaresborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Knaresborough House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property close to High Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

High Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance include Knaresborough Castle.. The RICS valuer will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Knaresborough. See the English Heritage site for more information on High Bridge.



Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to look out for if planning to buy a period property in Knaresborough in a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of local issues and the connection they have with the home and its value. House prices is, more often than not, inflated as a result of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is or might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the building may also be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rainfall have on a Knaresborough property?

I find it odd that the effect which rain has on houses is not considered. If you have only visited the residence in dry conditions, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in water damage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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