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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Knaresborough homebuyers. Many homes will suffer roof maintenance problems. From wind braces to eaves, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in the local area a quote for any suggested work. Contact A Anderson of 11 Park Crest, Knaresborough, HG5 0BT on 01423 861516 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Knaresborough buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. 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 immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Knaresborough and found that the basement floor was uneven. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Knaresborough and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Knaresborough. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Knaresborough homebuyers. Many homes will suffer roof maintenance problems. From wind braces to eaves, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in the local area a quote for any suggested work. Contact A Anderson of 11 Park Crest, Knaresborough, HG5 0BT on 01423 861516 for a quote.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Knaresborough buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. 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 immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Knaresborough and found that the basement floor was uneven. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Knaresborough and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Knaresborough. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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