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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northumberland

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northumberland

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Northumberland) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northumberland

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Northumberland and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Northumberland property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Northumberland property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Northumberland House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should on guard for if buying a flat in Northumberland in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Northumberland surveyors need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The price of property is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will report if the property is or might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Northumberland Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, due to settlement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Northumberland property will contain a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the market value your chartered surveyor will call upon awareness of the Northumberland property market and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of parking or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Northumberland environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Northumberland and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Northumberland property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Northumberland property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Northumberland House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should on guard for if buying a flat in Northumberland in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Northumberland surveyors need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The price of property is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will report if the property is or might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Northumberland Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, due to settlement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Northumberland property will contain a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the market value your chartered surveyor will call upon awareness of the Northumberland property market and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of parking or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Northumberland environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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