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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Houghton Le Spring

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Houghton Le Spring

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Houghton Le Spring) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Houghton Le Spring

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Houghton Le Spring and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Houghton Le Spring property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Houghton Le Spring property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Houghton Le Spring House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will rainfall have on a house in Houghton Le Spring?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a structure are usually overlooked. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering could mean that the gutters are blocked. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to verify if buying a period property in Houghton Le Spring inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Houghton Le Spring are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect may have on the property. Property values will likely be inflated owing to them being largely unspoilt However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors will tell you whether the location could be in a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping changes to the building should be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 17th Century coast house. Will the age of the structure be an issue?

A building's age can sometimes be an issue. Houghton Le Spring structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Houghton Le Spring listed buildings. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If the building you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Houghton Le Spring and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Houghton Le Spring property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Houghton Le Spring property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Houghton Le Spring House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will rainfall have on a house in Houghton Le Spring?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a structure are usually overlooked. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering could mean that the gutters are blocked. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost.



Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to verify if buying a period property in Houghton Le Spring inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Houghton Le Spring are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect may have on the property. Property values will likely be inflated owing to them being largely unspoilt However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors will tell you whether the location could be in a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping changes to the building should be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 17th Century coast house. Will the age of the structure be an issue?

A building's age can sometimes be an issue. Houghton Le Spring structures showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Houghton Le Spring listed buildings. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If the building you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

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