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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Consett

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Consett

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Consett) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Consett

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Consett and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Consett property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Consett property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Consett Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Consett Building Survey to include?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Consett, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

An example defect for this is external wooden steps which are in contact with the soil. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Consett a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in DH8 for £111, 700. What different issues will your Consett RICS surveyor consider in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect the price of property ranging from view to the quality of the bathroom and fittings. It is useful to put side by side the prices of flat recorded in the same area for comparable properties. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £104, 800, which is £6, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay (£127, 189 was the blended house/flat average). 2, St Aidans Apartments, Consett, County Durham, County Durham, DH8 5SW a leasehold flat recently sold for £126, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default.

A professional RICS surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the large variety of location variables that might affect property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Consett and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Consett property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Consett property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Consett Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Consett Building Survey to include?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Consett, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.



Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

An example defect for this is external wooden steps which are in contact with the soil. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Consett a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in DH8 for £111, 700. What different issues will your Consett RICS surveyor consider in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect the price of property ranging from view to the quality of the bathroom and fittings. It is useful to put side by side the prices of flat recorded in the same area for comparable properties. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £104, 800, which is £6, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay (£127, 189 was the blended house/flat average). 2, St Aidans Apartments, Consett, County Durham, County Durham, DH8 5SW a leasehold flat recently sold for £126, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default.

A professional RICS surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the large variety of location variables that might affect property values.

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