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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What building survey is the right choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northumberland Heath

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northumberland Heath

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Northumberland Heath) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for unconventional such as wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northumberland Heath

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Northumberland Heath and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Northumberland Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northumberland Heath property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Northumberland Heath House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What different issues will your local surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Northumberland Heath ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect house prices such as the homes proximity to contaminated land or the local crime statistics. .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

The surveyor will go to the property as well as considering the countless variables that can affect values.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence is a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a floor surface. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservatory

For the Northumberland Heath HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. This may not be urgent, however.

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will also be mentioned in the report. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Northumberland Heath and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Northumberland Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northumberland Heath property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Northumberland Heath House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What different issues will your local surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Northumberland Heath ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect house prices such as the homes proximity to contaminated land or the local crime statistics. .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

The surveyor will go to the property as well as considering the countless variables that can affect values.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence is a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a floor surface. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservatory

For the Northumberland Heath HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. This may not be urgent, however.

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will also be mentioned in the report. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example.

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