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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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What building survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Normanton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Normanton

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Normanton) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Normanton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Normanton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Normanton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Normanton property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Normanton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Normanton HomeBuyer Report consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Normanton

house's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 15th Century coast house. Will the house's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Normanton would like to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular architecture, however, can concern buyers. Homes built with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for more information. As an example of Medieval building, Hanson Hall in Normanton was constructed in around 1448.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas flues?

The will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, in addition to gas connected installations for example - balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. External fittings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Normanton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Normanton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Normanton property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Normanton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Normanton HomeBuyer Report consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Normanton



house's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 15th Century coast house. Will the house's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Normanton would like to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular architecture, however, can concern buyers. Homes built with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for more information. As an example of Medieval building, Hanson Hall in Normanton was constructed in around 1448.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas flues?

The will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, in addition to gas connected installations for example - balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. External fittings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

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