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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pickering

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pickering

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Pickering) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pickering

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Pickering and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pickering property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Pickering property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Pickering House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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Does the RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

A chartered surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas related appliances or installations e.g. chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings they won't be dislodged. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

North Yorkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Michael Magson Ltd of Bordeaux House, Whitby Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire Tel. 01751477537 and T G Power Limited of Power House Complex, Raf Fylingdales, Pickering, North Yorkshire Tel. 01751476100.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will factor in experience of property in Pickering and other things about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no serious legal problems like there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Further Pickering assumptions, such as access to a flat or service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence has been a problem affecting the home. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Pickering HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Pickering and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pickering property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Pickering property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Pickering House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

A chartered surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas related appliances or installations e.g. chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings they won't be dislodged. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

North Yorkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Michael Magson Ltd of Bordeaux House, Whitby Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire Tel. 01751477537 and T G Power Limited of Power House Complex, Raf Fylingdales, Pickering, North Yorkshire Tel. 01751476100.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a rebuilding cost. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will factor in experience of property in Pickering and other things about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no serious legal problems like there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Further Pickering assumptions, such as access to a flat or service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence has been a problem affecting the home. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Pickering HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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