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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peterlee

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peterlee

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Peterlee) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peterlee

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Peterlee and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Peterlee property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Peterlee property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Peterlee Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should be wary of when intending to buy a home in Peterlee in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Surveyors in Peterlee are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any bearing they have with the property. The value of homes is generally more than prices outside the area which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Peterlee Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be reported in the Peterlee survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Peterlee will note structural issues connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and County Durham Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a home in Peterlee. Can your Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Peterlee property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Peterlee surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Peterlee and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Peterlee property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Peterlee property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Peterlee Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should be wary of when intending to buy a home in Peterlee in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Surveyors in Peterlee are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any bearing they have with the property. The value of homes is generally more than prices outside the area which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of your Peterlee Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be reported in the Peterlee survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Peterlee will note structural issues connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and County Durham Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a home in Peterlee. Can your Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Peterlee property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Peterlee surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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