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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tadcaster

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tadcaster

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tadcaster) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tadcaster

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Tadcaster and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Tadcaster property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Tadcaster property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Tadcaster Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Tadcaster?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the impact heavy rainfall can have on your property is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the residence in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone cause problems for a new owner? Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Upkeep costs for stone-built houses in Tadcaster can be higher than for more standard. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses in Tadcaster. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Tadcaster are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a property in Tadcaster. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Tadcaster property's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Tadcaster and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Tadcaster property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Tadcaster property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Tadcaster Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Tadcaster?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the impact heavy rainfall can have on your property is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the residence in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone cause problems for a new owner? Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Upkeep costs for stone-built houses in Tadcaster can be higher than for more standard. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses in Tadcaster. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Tadcaster are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a property in Tadcaster. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Tadcaster property's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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