Looking for homes in Leeds?

This may be the largest single investment you make. Don’t make a mistake. Research shows that many buyers think that a mortgage valuation by a bank or building society is a survey that will reveal defects about the property. It does not. A mortgage valuation is a superficial inspection, typically taking 30 minutes or so, designed to tell your lender whether the property will offer security should you fail to make your mortgage repayments. Sensible and prudent buyers need a detailed report, from independent chartered surveyor, who has only your interest at heart.

The principal types of inspection are:

Valuation of property

This is a concise report advising on the value of the property today. It is NOT a survey although it may give an opinion on the apparent condition of the property.

Building Survey

This is a much more detailed inspection. The report is a technical document, written in plain English, which may include photographs, a glossary of building terms and tips for future maintenance. It will highlight defects to the fabric and point out problems and issues that need rectifying either immediately or very soon after completion. These reports are well worth the investment.

Full Structural Survey

These inspections are very detailed and may go as far as looking under floors, lifting drain covers and arranging specialist contractors in some instances, to follow a suspicion through to an informed conclusion. These are ideal where you believe a structural issue already exists e.g. settlement of the foundations, broken drains, tree root problems, etc.

Report on Condition (for commercial leases)

If you are thinking of entering into a lease on a commercial property then you would be well advised to have an independent report on it’s condition. Lease terms usually involve the tenant accepting responsibility for the repair and maintenance of the property (this is often known as a full repairing lease). Our Report on Condition will provide an opinion of the condition of the property and how this will affect any tenant’s liability to repair under the terms of a proposed lease.

When buying homes in Leeds, use Moores expertise

We can arrange any of the above for you. Please contact our office on 01132742033 and ask for a quotation.

All you will need to do is tell our staff what sort of property you are buying, where it is located and the price you are proposing to pay, along with any suspicions you have regarding defects to the structure.

Great letting agent who i was with for over 4 years and would definitely recommend.

– C Johnston

We rented with Moores for two years and always had support and speedy response if ever there was an issue. The property was lovely and Moores always ensured we were updated if an inspection or viewing was happening. Really great service after many years of not having great estate agents they made a massive difference. Thank you!

Stephanie Robinson

Thank you so much for the help and support you and everyone else at Moores has given me for the last 7 years that I’ve been in the property. I’ve had a lot of very terrible experience with letting agents before and have honestly been surprised at how easy and efficient everything has been. I’m hoping to purchase my own property soon and so would likely look to rent that out post-purchase. In the event that I do, I’ll definitely be coming to Moores to manage the process for me.

– Ms D

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