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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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What Home Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ferryhill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ferryhill

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ferryhill) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ferryhill

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ferryhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ferryhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ferryhill property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ferryhill Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Ferryhill house. Are there specific matters to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Stoke Hall Sandstone to Red St.Bees Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Ferryhill properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hall Construction Services Ltd, Stotforth Hill House, Windlestone, Rushyford, Durham, DL17 0NF, quarrying Coal, Surface Mined, for details. Call 01325 311013 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall when we last viewed the property. What subsidence information does the Ferryhill Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a detached property in DL17 for £90, 100. What things does the Ferryhill RICS surveyor consider in the process of a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices ranging from proximity to road noise to the standard of the bathroom/s. It is useful to look at the prices of house recorded in Ferryhill for similar houses.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £80, 200 - £9, 900 less than £90, 100. Tudor House, Gypsy Lane, Ferryhill, County Durham, County Durham, DL17 0LE a detached home sold for £130, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Ferryhill which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A RICS surveyor should actually visit the house in addition to allowing for the myriad of things that can affect property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ferryhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ferryhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ferryhill property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ferryhill Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Ferryhill house. Are there specific matters to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Stoke Hall Sandstone to Red St.Bees Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Ferryhill properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hall Construction Services Ltd, Stotforth Hill House, Windlestone, Rushyford, Durham, DL17 0NF, quarrying Coal, Surface Mined, for details. Call 01325 311013 for more information.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall when we last viewed the property. What subsidence information does the Ferryhill Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a detached property in DL17 for £90, 100. What things does the Ferryhill RICS surveyor consider in the process of a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices ranging from proximity to road noise to the standard of the bathroom/s. It is useful to look at the prices of house recorded in Ferryhill for similar houses.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £80, 200 - £9, 900 less than £90, 100. Tudor House, Gypsy Lane, Ferryhill, County Durham, County Durham, DL17 0LE a detached home sold for £130, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Ferryhill which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A RICS surveyor should actually visit the house in addition to allowing for the myriad of things that can affect property values.

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