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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishop Auckland

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishop Auckland

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bishop Auckland) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishop Auckland

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Bishop Auckland and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bishop Auckland property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bishop Auckland property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bishop Auckland Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Bishop Auckland? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which rain has on your property is not given enough thought. If you have visited the new home in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. The good news is that guttering issues are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Bishop Auckland property surveyor give for a 90s house built from brick walls?

Brick-built Bishop Auckland properties demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also suffer from several common problems, ranging from horizontal cracking to frost damaged pointing. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Hotchkiss Steve of 43 Northville Rd, Bristol, BS7 0RQ on 0117-979 2106.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Bishop Auckland, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor inspect the state of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter at the building, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. If there are any fittings they won't be removed. The system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Bishop Auckland include A.P.Plumbing Services of 47, Watling Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham Tel. 01388 609217.

Regulations require that all landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Bishop Auckland and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bishop Auckland property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bishop Auckland property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bishop Auckland Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Bishop Auckland? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which rain has on your property is not given enough thought. If you have visited the new home in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. The good news is that guttering issues are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Bishop Auckland property surveyor give for a 90s house built from brick walls?

Brick-built Bishop Auckland properties demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also suffer from several common problems, ranging from horizontal cracking to frost damaged pointing. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Hotchkiss Steve of 43 Northville Rd, Bristol, BS7 0RQ on 0117-979 2106.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Bishop Auckland, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor inspect the state of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter at the building, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. If there are any fittings they won't be removed. The system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Bishop Auckland include A.P.Plumbing Services of 47, Watling Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham Tel. 01388 609217.

Regulations require that all landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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