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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunston

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunston

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dunston) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Dunston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Dunston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Dunston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Dunston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick wall maintenance advice, can the surveyor help?

Brick-constructed conversions in Dunston demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of various issues and defects, ranging from spalling to DPC failure. For example, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and may require immediate attention. A Class should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07508 754058 or 3/Crowhurst House/Aytoun Rd, London, SW9 0UD.

For home purchasers in Dunston seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Dunston Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To estimate the correct valuation the valuer will combine local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: size Surveyors also examine construction type and will make certain other assumptions like the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Dunston area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Dunston environmental issues like busy roads, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Most asbestos was imported from Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it and expert advice must be taken without delay. Getting rid of asbestos will likely be dear but absolutely must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the Dunston survey and will recommend professional testing.

For further advice on handling asbestos, Lucion Environmental Ltd, Unit 7, Halifax Court, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JT should be able to help - Telephone: 0191 4618999

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Dunston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Dunston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Dunston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Dunston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick wall maintenance advice, can the surveyor help?

Brick-constructed conversions in Dunston demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of various issues and defects, ranging from spalling to DPC failure. For example, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and may require immediate attention. A Class should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07508 754058 or 3/Crowhurst House/Aytoun Rd, London, SW9 0UD.

For home purchasers in Dunston seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Dunston Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To estimate the correct valuation the valuer will combine local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: size Surveyors also examine construction type and will make certain other assumptions like the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Dunston area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Dunston environmental issues like busy roads, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Most asbestos was imported from Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it and expert advice must be taken without delay. Getting rid of asbestos will likely be dear but absolutely must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the Dunston survey and will recommend professional testing.

For further advice on handling asbestos, Lucion Environmental Ltd, Unit 7, Halifax Court, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JT should be able to help - Telephone: 0191 4618999

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