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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ouston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ouston

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ouston) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ouston

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ouston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Ouston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Ouston property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Ouston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Ouston - What will our building surveyor look into during the survey?

Residences in Ouston with no other major issues may be exposed to issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as wind braces, ought to be checked. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Ouston contractor for the job itself. Call Pinnacle Roofing of 13 Stella Gill Ind Est, Pelton Fell, Chester Le Street, DH2 2RG on 0191-387 1586 for details.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What is asbestos?

Concerns relating to asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace. The main origins of asbestos were Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Removing it is expensive must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the Ouston survey and should recommend professional testing.

For help on asbestos, Trident Surveying Ltd, Birtley, Ouston, Chester Le Street, DH3 should be able to help - Contact: 0845 894 5205

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Ouston we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for an infestation may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ouston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Ouston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Ouston property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Ouston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Ouston - What will our building surveyor look into during the survey?

Residences in Ouston with no other major issues may be exposed to issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as wind braces, ought to be checked. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Ouston contractor for the job itself. Call Pinnacle Roofing of 13 Stella Gill Ind Est, Pelton Fell, Chester Le Street, DH2 2RG on 0191-387 1586 for details.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What is asbestos?

Concerns relating to asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace. The main origins of asbestos were Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Removing it is expensive must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the Ouston survey and should recommend professional testing.

For help on asbestos, Trident Surveying Ltd, Birtley, Ouston, Chester Le Street, DH3 should be able to help - Contact: 0845 894 5205

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Ouston we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for an infestation may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials.

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