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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boldon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boldon

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Boldon) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boldon

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Boldon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Boldon property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Boldon property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Boldon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco house in Boldon that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is/was common on some Victorian homes for example. It is similar to plaster and mortar. It may have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Boldon surveyors can detail defects for instance trapped moisture culminating in damp problems. Other issues might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco can be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence has been an issue. What subsidence information does the Boldon property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing an extended Edwardian cottage property, is it best to order a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. When buying an altered home e.g. an older Boldon house, Building Survey is the correct survey to have carried out. Following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is dispatched to the purchaser running through comprehensive and critical professional advice concerning the materials used for the construction of the property. There are one or two limitations with any survey as your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Boldon property e.g. removing roof space contents.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Boldon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Boldon property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Boldon property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Boldon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco house in Boldon that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is/was common on some Victorian homes for example. It is similar to plaster and mortar. It may have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Boldon surveyors can detail defects for instance trapped moisture culminating in damp problems. Other issues might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco can be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence has been an issue. What subsidence information does the Boldon property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing an extended Edwardian cottage property, is it best to order a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. When buying an altered home e.g. an older Boldon house, Building Survey is the correct survey to have carried out. Following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is dispatched to the purchaser running through comprehensive and critical professional advice concerning the materials used for the construction of the property. There are one or two limitations with any survey as your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Boldon property e.g. removing roof space contents.

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