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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heddon On The Wall

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heddon On The Wall

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Heddon On The Wall) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for non standard , for example wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heddon On The Wall

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Heddon On The Wall and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Heddon On The Wall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Heddon On The Wall property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Heddon On The Wall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we should be conscious of if intending to buy a house in Heddon On The Wall inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the property. The price of property will probably be significantly higher as a result of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in a state e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors will advise you if the home is possibly classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping adjustments to the property may be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Kingstons Solicitors are a local firm situated at 141-143 Benwell Lane, Northumberland, Northumberland, NE15 6RT might be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 0191 226 0333

Substandard guttering

In a Heddon On The Wall HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

In Heddon On The Wall, an example may be too few roof drains. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted stable. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. Heddon On The Wall property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. Mention this to the building surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Heddon On The Wall and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Heddon On The Wall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Heddon On The Wall property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Heddon On The Wall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we should be conscious of if intending to buy a house in Heddon On The Wall inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the property. The price of property will probably be significantly higher as a result of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in a state e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors will advise you if the home is possibly classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping adjustments to the property may be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Kingstons Solicitors are a local firm situated at 141-143 Benwell Lane, Northumberland, Northumberland, NE15 6RT might be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 0191 226 0333

Substandard guttering

In a Heddon On The Wall HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

In Heddon On The Wall, an example may be too few roof drains. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted stable. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. Heddon On The Wall property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. Mention this to the building surveyor for more detail.

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