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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Shields

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Shields

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in North Shields) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Shields

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Shields and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Shields property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Shields property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a North Shields House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency home in North Shields.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and North Shields Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when dampness below flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all North Shields surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate the market value the surveyor will refer to knowledge of North Shields and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture. Your North Shields surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any problematic legal problems for example consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further North Shields assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in North Shields will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and North Tyneside Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Shields and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Shields property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Shields property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a North Shields House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency home in North Shields.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and North Shields Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when dampness below flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all North Shields surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate the market value the surveyor will refer to knowledge of North Shields and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture. Your North Shields surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any problematic legal problems for example consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further North Shields assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to any environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in North Shields will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and North Tyneside Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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