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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Otley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Otley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Otley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Otley

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Otley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Otley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Otley property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Otley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To fully consider the market value the surveyor will pair local Otley market factors as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Otley environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Otley HomeBuyer report. Your Otley surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about bugs - How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Otley property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP. Contact a specialist, e.g. Pestek Pest Control, 20 Sandringham Drive, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8DA, or call 0800 610 1019, to discuss remedial options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Otley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Otley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Otley property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Otley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To fully consider the market value the surveyor will pair local Otley market factors as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..



Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Otley environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Otley HomeBuyer report. Your Otley surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about bugs - How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Otley property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP. Contact a specialist, e.g. Pestek Pest Control, 20 Sandringham Drive, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8DA, or call 0800 610 1019, to discuss remedial options.

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