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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 Home Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cullercoats

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cullercoats

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cullercoats) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cullercoats

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Cullercoats and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Cullercoats property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cullercoats property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cullercoats Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built houses in Cullercoats be a challenge. Which major related issues should we consider?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including weathered stone affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence could be an issue affecting the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the argument to opt for a full structural survey when acquiring a neglected semi detached home near Cullercoats instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered has actually been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period unmodified house built out of normal building materials. You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the house you are contemplating.

There are certain provisos exist with a property survey as the surveyor is not in a position to open up the structure of the house or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Cullercoats and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Cullercoats property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cullercoats property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cullercoats Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built houses in Cullercoats be a challenge. Which major related issues should we consider?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including weathered stone affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence could be an issue affecting the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the argument to opt for a full structural survey when acquiring a neglected semi detached home near Cullercoats instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered has actually been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period unmodified house built out of normal building materials. You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the house you are contemplating.

There are certain provisos exist with a property survey as the surveyor is not in a position to open up the structure of the house or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

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