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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coxhoe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coxhoe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Coxhoe) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coxhoe

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. 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 opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a property in DH6 in Coxhoe with an asking price of £117, 662. What things will a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Coxhoe on a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices for instance the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the location and proximity of nearby schools. It often helps to analyse prices recorded in Coxhoe for similar houses.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £111, 162, which is £6, 500 less than the amount you are intending to pay. Hillside, Tursdale, Durham, Sedgefield, Durham, DH6 5NX a detached property was purchased for £355, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the site as well as considering the large variety of area issues that might affect house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Coxhoe builder has suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. A builder should return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot. What aspects of the roof of the home will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by Coxhoe surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. From concrete tiles to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated. Your Coxhoe surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A local contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a property in DH6 in Coxhoe with an asking price of £117, 662. What things will a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Coxhoe on a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices for instance the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the location and proximity of nearby schools. It often helps to analyse prices recorded in Coxhoe for similar houses.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £111, 162, which is £6, 500 less than the amount you are intending to pay. Hillside, Tursdale, Durham, Sedgefield, Durham, DH6 5NX a detached property was purchased for £355, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the site as well as considering the large variety of area issues that might affect house prices.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Coxhoe builder has suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. A builder should return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot. What aspects of the roof of the home will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by Coxhoe surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. From concrete tiles to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated. Your Coxhoe surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A local contractor can provide an estimate.

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