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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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What Survey should I pick for my house purchase in Birtley?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birtley

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birtley

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Birtley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birtley

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Birtley and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birtley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Birtley property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Birtley House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Birtley, and does our RICS surveyor in Birtley mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Birtley and across the country, but the effect which rainfall has on properties is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have investigated the property on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that downspouts are at risk include rotten wooden gutters.

The good news is that this is quite easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are interested to move into it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a surveyor advise the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Birtley a qualified surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring and other issues like checking any external or remote installations like outbuildings or any garden lighting. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Birtley.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to break it. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Birtley and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birtley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Birtley property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Birtley House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Birtley, and does our RICS surveyor in Birtley mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Birtley and across the country, but the effect which rainfall has on properties is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have investigated the property on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that downspouts are at risk include rotten wooden gutters.

The good news is that this is quite easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are interested to move into it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a surveyor advise the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Birtley a qualified surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring and other issues like checking any external or remote installations like outbuildings or any garden lighting. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Birtley.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to break it. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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