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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leeds

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leeds

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Leeds) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leeds

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leeds and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leeds property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leeds property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Leeds Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as a sticking door in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. Isolated patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled structures cause issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Leeds, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cross Green Rail Depot, Cross Green, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0PF, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01132 487330 for more information.

To source a specific stone material, consider a stonemason or specialist in Leeds. For example, Leeds Reclaimation of Copley Hill, Leeds, LS12 1HY may be able to assist.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Leeds?

Both in Leeds, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet conditions has on a property is ignored. For instance, spalling masonry may indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leeds and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leeds property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leeds property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Leeds Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as a sticking door in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. Isolated patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled structures cause issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Leeds, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cross Green Rail Depot, Cross Green, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0PF, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01132 487330 for more information.

To source a specific stone material, consider a stonemason or specialist in Leeds. For example, Leeds Reclaimation of Copley Hill, Leeds, LS12 1HY may be able to assist.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Leeds?

Both in Leeds, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet conditions has on a property is ignored. For instance, spalling masonry may indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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