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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thirsk

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thirsk

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Thirsk) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thirsk

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Thirsk and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Thirsk property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Thirsk property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Thirsk House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of bugs in the kitchen. Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Window frame

In a Thirsk HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components is one example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Your Thirsk RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

North Yorkshire based local companies include Stan Lee of 3 White Houses, Osgoodby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Tel. 07984 205900 and P J Hunt Ltd of 86, St. James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Tel. 01845526820.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Thirsk and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Thirsk property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Thirsk property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Thirsk House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of bugs in the kitchen. Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



Window frame

In a Thirsk HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components is one example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Your Thirsk RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

North Yorkshire based local companies include Stan Lee of 3 White Houses, Osgoodby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Tel. 07984 205900 and P J Hunt Ltd of 86, St. James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Tel. 01845526820.

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