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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Yorkshire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Yorkshire

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Yorkshire) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Yorkshire

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in North Yorkshire and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Yorkshire property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a North Yorkshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we are interested to move into We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Will a North Yorkshire Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in North Yorkshire a RICS surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which North Yorkshire Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the market value your RICS valuer will call upon area knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further North Yorkshire assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in North Yorkshire might be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a ceiling plaster, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in North Yorkshire and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Yorkshire property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a North Yorkshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we are interested to move into We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Will a North Yorkshire Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in North Yorkshire a RICS surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which North Yorkshire Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the market value your RICS valuer will call upon area knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further North Yorkshire assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in North Yorkshire might be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a ceiling plaster, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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