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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 Survey is the right choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Billingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Billingham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Billingham) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Billingham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Billingham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Billingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Billingham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Billingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Billingham home and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Billingham can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as a sticking door in the bathroom. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: general condition The valuer will also consider construction type and will make certain key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Billingham environmental issues like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

House Prices

There is a property in Billingham. What will the surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Billingham ?

There are many factors that can affect property values such as whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

The most effective way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard.

A qualified surveyor will attend the property in addition to factoring in any other location variables affecting property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Billingham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Billingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Billingham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Billingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Billingham home and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Billingham can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as a sticking door in the bathroom. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: general condition The valuer will also consider construction type and will make certain key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Billingham environmental issues like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

House Prices

There is a property in Billingham. What will the surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Billingham ?

There are many factors that can affect property values such as whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

The most effective way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard.

A qualified surveyor will attend the property in addition to factoring in any other location variables affecting property values.

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