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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crawcrook

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crawcrook

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Crawcrook) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard , for example mundic or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crawcrook

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crawcrook and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Crawcrook property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Crawcrook property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Crawcrook property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crawcrook Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Crawcrook?

I find it odd that the impact damp weather can have on buildings in Crawcrook is overlooked. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a building near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Crawcrook will consider any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Gateshead Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crawcrook and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Crawcrook property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Crawcrook property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Crawcrook property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crawcrook Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Crawcrook?

I find it odd that the impact damp weather can have on buildings in Crawcrook is overlooked. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a building near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Crawcrook will consider any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Gateshead Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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