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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Morpeth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Morpeth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Morpeth) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Morpeth

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Morpeth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Morpeth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Morpeth property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Morpeth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Morpeth homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Can a Morpeth Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Morpeth house. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Morpeth surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

External walls

For the Morpeth HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

One example would be weak or absent brick wall foundations. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

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Brick-constructed property in Morpeth feature several advantages, but they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues, from weathering to sulphate expansion. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. C & C Brickwork at 8 Dukes Rd, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 4LS on 01932 880238.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Morpeth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Morpeth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Morpeth property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Morpeth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Morpeth homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Can a Morpeth Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Morpeth house. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Morpeth surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



External walls

For the Morpeth HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

One example would be weak or absent brick wall foundations. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Sussex bond repair advice, can you help?

Brick-constructed property in Morpeth feature several advantages, but they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues, from weathering to sulphate expansion. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. C & C Brickwork at 8 Dukes Rd, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 4LS on 01932 880238.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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