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Valuation
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Building
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Yorkshire

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Yorkshire

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Yorkshire) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard property such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Yorkshire

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Yorkshire and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the South Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the South Yorkshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a South Yorkshire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a South Yorkshire house and the estate agent has told us that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any major issues that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in South Yorkshire include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a South Yorkshire property will include an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in knowledge of South Yorkshire and other factors about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a converted stable in South Yorkshire. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in South Yorkshire have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a barn conversion. For traditionally-built South Yorkshire property, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. South Yorkshire homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of South Yorkshire's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. Mention this to the South Yorkshire surveyor for more detail. Built between 1551 and 1651, Pond Farm is an example of a traditional open hall in Stannington.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Yorkshire and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the South Yorkshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the South Yorkshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a South Yorkshire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a South Yorkshire house and the estate agent has told us that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any major issues that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in South Yorkshire include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a South Yorkshire property will include an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in knowledge of South Yorkshire and other factors about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a converted stable in South Yorkshire. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in South Yorkshire have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a barn conversion. For traditionally-built South Yorkshire property, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. South Yorkshire homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of South Yorkshire's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. Mention this to the South Yorkshire surveyor for more detail. Built between 1551 and 1651, Pond Farm is an example of a traditional open hall in Stannington.

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