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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Scarborough

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Scarborough

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Scarborough) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Scarborough

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone 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 on a home in Scarborough and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Scarborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Scarborough property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Scarborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Scarborough. Does a Scarborough HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

There are several concerns associated with clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Scarborough surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed

the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Scarborough Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Scarborough that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is found on Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Scarborough surveyors commonly discover any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert contact Complete Plastering Solutions, 103, Scholes Park Rd, Scarborough, YO12 6RE Tel. 01723 352136

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a property close to Flixton Quarry on Filey Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert refuse. There are thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Scarborough. Concerns might include complex organic chemicals .

Scarborough surveyors will note any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Scarborough Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Scarborough and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Scarborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Scarborough property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Scarborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Scarborough. Does a Scarborough HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

There are several concerns associated with clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Scarborough surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed



the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Scarborough Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Scarborough that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is found on Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Scarborough surveyors commonly discover any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert contact Complete Plastering Solutions, 103, Scholes Park Rd, Scarborough, YO12 6RE Tel. 01723 352136

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a property close to Flixton Quarry on Filey Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert refuse. There are thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Scarborough. Concerns might include complex organic chemicals .

Scarborough surveyors will note any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Scarborough Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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