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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Todmorden

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Todmorden

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Todmorden) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Todmorden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Todmorden and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Todmorden property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Todmorden property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Todmorden Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Todmorden property will contain an impartial valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To estimate the property's value your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Todmorden and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Your Todmorden surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues like there being no outstanding claims. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Todmorden area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Todmorden environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that the had been a problem with loose slates, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Todmorden property that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Todmorden.

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built homes be a challenge. What should we be particularly aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Todmorden and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Todmorden property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Todmorden property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Todmorden Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Todmorden property will contain an impartial valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To estimate the property's value your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Todmorden and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Your Todmorden surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues like there being no outstanding claims. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.



Additional local Todmorden area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Todmorden environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that the had been a problem with loose slates, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Todmorden property that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Todmorden.

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built homes be a challenge. What should we be particularly aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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