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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wakefield

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wakefield

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wakefield) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wakefield

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Wakefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wakefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations on the Wakefield property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Wakefield property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wakefield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached property in WF2 for around £181, 526. What things will a Wakefield surveyor allow for during a property valuation report ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values from noise from flight paths to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It can help to set against house values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £158, 326, which is £23, 200 less than the asking price and the flat/house average was £148, 864. Dovecote, Brockswood Court, Walton, Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6RU a detached property was purchased for £175, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The surveyor will visit the house as well as factoring in the variety of things that might affect values.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for buyers? What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Orton Scar Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects such as erosion affect many stone-walled houses.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may rain have on our new home? Will the Wakefield home buyers survey report on this? If there are problems, will they be inconvenient to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Wakefield are rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage are blocked is spalling on walls around drainage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Wakefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wakefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations on the Wakefield property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Wakefield property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wakefield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached property in WF2 for around £181, 526. What things will a Wakefield surveyor allow for during a property valuation report ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values from noise from flight paths to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It can help to set against house values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £158, 326, which is £23, 200 less than the asking price and the flat/house average was £148, 864. Dovecote, Brockswood Court, Walton, Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6RU a detached property was purchased for £175, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).



The surveyor will visit the house as well as factoring in the variety of things that might affect values.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for buyers? What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Orton Scar Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects such as erosion affect many stone-walled houses.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may rain have on our new home? Will the Wakefield home buyers survey report on this? If there are problems, will they be inconvenient to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Wakefield are rarely considered properly. One indication that drainage are blocked is spalling on walls around drainage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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