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Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Yorkshire

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Yorkshire

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Yorkshire) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Yorkshire

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in West Yorkshire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the West Yorkshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the West Yorkshire property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the West Yorkshire property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant West Yorkshire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am interested to purchase, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in West Yorkshire your surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other potential areas for concern such as checking the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by buyers in West Yorkshire who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From wind braces to purlins, the whole roof will be taken into account. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Altrincham Roofing Ltd of Altrincham Roofing Manchester Rd, Altrincham, WA14 4RQ on 01925 417597 for an estimate.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about vermin - Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in West Yorkshire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the West Yorkshire property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the West Yorkshire property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the West Yorkshire property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant West Yorkshire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am interested to purchase, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in West Yorkshire your surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox and other potential areas for concern such as checking the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.



The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by buyers in West Yorkshire who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From wind braces to purlins, the whole roof will be taken into account. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Altrincham Roofing Ltd of Altrincham Roofing Manchester Rd, Altrincham, WA14 4RQ on 01925 417597 for an estimate.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about vermin - Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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