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Homebuyer
Report
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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new home?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on property in Billingham is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Billingham, and think we saw signs of bugs in the basement. How do we investigate further?

Billingham home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials.

Other external areas of the property

In a Billingham HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Billingham property, one example could be leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Billingham home. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Billingham home's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new home?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on property in Billingham is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Billingham, and think we saw signs of bugs in the basement. How do we investigate further?

Billingham home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials.

Other external areas of the property

In a Billingham HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Billingham property, one example could be leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Billingham home. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Billingham home's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.

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