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Property
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walkington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walkington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Walkington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walkington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Walkington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Walkington property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Walkington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Walkington Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an old building in Walkington? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Walkington property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Walkington listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has informed us that it has been built with Wooton stone. Are there any matters that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Walkington, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. 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. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. 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.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

A fairly common example may be an obstructed flue or vent pipe. Possible defects are visually inspected, using binoculars as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Walkington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Walkington property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Walkington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Walkington Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an old building in Walkington? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Walkington property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Walkington listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has informed us that it has been built with Wooton stone. Are there any matters that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Walkington, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. 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. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. 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.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

A fairly common example may be an obstructed flue or vent pipe. Possible defects are visually inspected, using binoculars as necessary.

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