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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 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.

Damaged Render

What will the Houghton Le Spring Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered home in Houghton Le Spring.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Houghton Le Spring Building Surveys sometimes reveal defects for example trapped water resulting in the surface

breaking. Other issues could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Houghton Le Spring properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor investigate flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Houghton Le Spring and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Houghton Le Spring area likely to affect the residential property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Defective door frame

On a Houghton Le Spring HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

A fairly common example may be drip caps that are badly fitted or missing. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. In general, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

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.

Damaged Render

What will the Houghton Le Spring Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered home in Houghton Le Spring.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Houghton Le Spring Building Surveys sometimes reveal defects for example trapped water resulting in the surface



breaking. Other issues could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Houghton Le Spring properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor investigate flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Houghton Le Spring and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Houghton Le Spring area likely to affect the residential property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Defective door frame

On a Houghton Le Spring HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

A fairly common example may be drip caps that are badly fitted or missing. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. In general, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

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