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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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Which Survey is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pocklington

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pocklington

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Pocklington) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pocklington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Pocklington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Pocklington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Pocklington property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Pocklington Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a renovated farmhouse in Pocklington. Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a farmstead. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Pocklington structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Pocklington area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1965-built apartment in Pocklington and found that the living room floor was uneven. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Pocklington should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Pocklington homes. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Pocklington will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating the valuation your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider materials used and use key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Pocklington area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Pocklington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Pocklington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Pocklington property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Pocklington Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a renovated farmhouse in Pocklington. Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a farmstead. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Pocklington structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Pocklington area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We are buying a 1965-built apartment in Pocklington and found that the living room floor was uneven. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Pocklington should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Pocklington homes. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Pocklington will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. When calculating the valuation your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider materials used and use key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Pocklington area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

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.

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