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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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  • Building Survey
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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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Northumberland. What should we do about roof repairs?

Homes in Northumberland with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From clay tiles to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A Northumberland contractor with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Call C B Joinery & Roofing of 26 Enid St, Hazlerigg, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 7AX on 07969 798262 to request an estimate.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can a Northumberland surveyor make for property built from Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-constructed flats in Northumberland feature several advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also show signs of various issues and defects, from DPC failure to defective mortar. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. SJL Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0191-516 6806 or Unit 117i Wearfield Business & Innovation Centre, Sunderland Enterprise Pk, Sunderland, SR5 2TA.

Northumberland home purchasers may need to consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Northumberland property will have an impact. In Northumberland's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Northumberland. What should we do about roof repairs?

Homes in Northumberland with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From clay tiles to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A Northumberland contractor with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Call C B Joinery & Roofing of 26 Enid St, Hazlerigg, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 7AX on 07969 798262 to request an estimate.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can a Northumberland surveyor make for property built from Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-constructed flats in Northumberland feature several advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also show signs of various issues and defects, from DPC failure to defective mortar. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. SJL Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0191-516 6806 or Unit 117i Wearfield Business & Innovation Centre, Sunderland Enterprise Pk, Sunderland, SR5 2TA.

Northumberland home purchasers may need to consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Northumberland property will have an impact. In Northumberland's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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