Rotherham Home Buyers Survey Quote - RICS Surveyors in Rotherham
Local knowledge is an important component in a surveyor understanding the issues that can influence the market value and condition of a home. We always allocate RICS building surveyors in Rotherham which means a more precise Building Survey.
The surveyor will organise access to the property with the seller or agent and once granted the surveyor can normally do the house survey within two days.
Rotherham Building Surveys from local RICS surveyors
Whether you are planning to buy a timber framed property with that has been underpinned or a one bed apartment in a block, our team of highly qualified house surveyors give home buyers in Rotherham the comfort of knowing exactly what they are buying. .
Great value home surveys
The cost of moving is on the increase - we endeavour to keep the average cost of a survey in Rotherham down.
Use of stone walls in Rotherham structures
Walling materials can vary greatly across the UK. The method of mortaring together individual pieces of a material (or in rarer cases, fitting the elements tightly together without mortar), is termed mass construction. Some modern Rotherham structures may be of frame construction, where material (usually timber) is attached to a frame, rather than built up in layers of brick and stone to make a wall. Material is obviously a major factor in the look and feel of a home, and can also be a primary cause of common defects affecting a property. Magnesian limestone, also known as dolomite, is common across the North East, but does not wear well in polluted, urban conditions, compared to other limestones. Walls built with cobble can be seen in many parts of Rotherham, and are generally un-coursed. These will generally also feature brick at corners, and around doors and windows for stability.
Flooding in South Yorkshire is likely to increase in future (particularly where new property is built in low-lying areas). It can be caused by rising groundwater, burst drainage, and run-off from heavy rain among other concerns. Some home purchasers do not realise that regardless of the distance from water, it may be the case that other, less visible causes of flooding are putting you at risk.
The most common sources of flooding include:
- Surface water
- Groundwater, and
Assessing flood riskRICS recommends that home purchasers be aware of the flood risk to any structure they intend to buy. An experienced chartered surveyor in Rotherham can carry out a detailed survey of a property and report on the likely consequences were the home to flood. Some Rotherham areas susceptible to flooding include the River Don and its tributaries from Kelham Island in Sheffield to Hexthorpe, Rotherham including Rawmarsh Road and Rotherham Road at Grafton Bridge, and Rotherham including Brinsworth Street, Sheffield Road, Don Street, Main Street, Masbrough Street and Central Road.
Advice for buyers of Grade I and Grade II listed property
Listed buildings are more common than many buyers in Rotherham realise. Ownership can be an expensive prospect, given the myriad issues to consider. If there is any doubt whatsoever as to whether works can be undertaken, the Rotherham Planning Officer should be consulted. Because the materials and methods for repairs must conform to the original construction, upkeep can be much more costly. A HomeBuyer Report on a Rotherham listed building will generally be less suitable that a full building survey. The building survey will investigate a number of factors which may serious affect the property's value. In conclusion, we recommend specialist advice is always sought when buying listed property in South Yorkshire, including a RICS Home Buyers Surveys.