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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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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.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to go for a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected, purpose built regency maisonette in Otley?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. If you are buying an altered Otley maisonette such as a period house, this is the best choice of home survey. It portrays in depth and significant insight about the houses condition in conjunction with any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Otley, and can a Otley surveyor consider any flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flooding begins. In addition, the house survey may advise on urgent repairs.Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

One example issue could be a rusting metal door frame. External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. In general, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass).

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Otley residence, omitting sections as necessary.

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.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to go for a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected, purpose built regency maisonette in Otley?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. If you are buying an altered Otley maisonette such as a period house, this is the best choice of home survey. It portrays in depth and significant insight about the houses condition in conjunction with any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Otley, and can a Otley surveyor consider any flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flooding begins. In addition, the house survey may advise on urgent repairs.Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

One example issue could be a rusting metal door frame. External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. In general, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass).

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Otley residence, omitting sections as necessary.

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