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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chester le Street

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chester le Street

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chester le Street) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chester le Street

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chester le Street and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Chester le Street property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chester le Street property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chester le Street Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with subsidence. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the loft will be checked during the survey?

Residential property in Chester le Street that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems, such as. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact LDN Roofing of 10 Gibside, Chester Le Street, DH2 2TS on 0800-037 5948 for a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Chester le Street could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Chester le Street Surveyor report on?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Chester le Street? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Both in Chester le Street, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on your home are rarely considered properly by purchasers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chester le Street and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Chester le Street property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chester le Street property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chester le Street Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with subsidence. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the loft will be checked during the survey?

Residential property in Chester le Street that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems, such as. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact LDN Roofing of 10 Gibside, Chester Le Street, DH2 2TS on 0800-037 5948 for a quote.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Chester le Street could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Chester le Street Surveyor report on?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Chester le Street? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Both in Chester le Street, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on your home are rarely considered properly by purchasers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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