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Homebuyer
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Middlesbrough

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Middlesbrough

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Middlesbrough) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Middlesbrough

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Middlesbrough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Middlesbrough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Middlesbrough property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Middlesbrough Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built flat in Middlesbrough and found that windows in the kitchen did not line up. What subsidence issues will the house survey look into?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling plaster, as a result of settlement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the

problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will the house's age be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Middlesbrough homes employing traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Contact your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the kitchen - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Pests like wasps may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Middlesbrough.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Middlesbrough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Middlesbrough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Middlesbrough property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Middlesbrough Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built flat in Middlesbrough and found that windows in the kitchen did not line up. What subsidence issues will the house survey look into?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling plaster, as a result of settlement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the



problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will the house's age be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Middlesbrough homes employing traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Contact your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the kitchen - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Pests like wasps may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Middlesbrough.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture.

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