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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roundhay

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roundhay

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Roundhay) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roundhay

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Roundhay and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Roundhay property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Roundhay property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin. How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Roundhay home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to vermin can include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Roundhay HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would be advised to be aware of when planning to buy a converted flat in Roundhay inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Your surveyor must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the bearing they have on the building and its value. Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into poor condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the house is possibly is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented adjustments to the property will also be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Roundhay and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Roundhay property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Roundhay property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin. How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Roundhay home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to vermin can include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Roundhay HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would be advised to be aware of when planning to buy a converted flat in Roundhay inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Your surveyor must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the bearing they have on the building and its value. Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into poor condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the house is possibly is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented adjustments to the property will also be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

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