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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Seaham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Seaham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Seaham) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Seaham

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Seaham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Seaham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Seaham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Seaham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. They will mention potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

For help on handling asbestos, A E L S Ltd, , Hetton Le Hole, Seaham, SR7 should be able to help - Telephone: 0191 500 1257

House Prices

There is a house in SR7 on with a local agent for £98, 192. What things will a Seaham chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Seaham on a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values e.g. the quality of nearby schools or the amount of light it receives. One method is to analyse house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £118, 092, which is £19, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £114, 628. Grange Bungalow, Stockton Road, Seaham, Easington, Durham, SR7 0PB a detached property sold for £114, 250 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

Damaged Render

What will the Seaham Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency house in Seaham.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency houses. it can be problematic and Seaham Homebuyer Reports can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Seaham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Seaham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Seaham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Seaham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken immediately.



Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. They will mention potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

For help on handling asbestos, A E L S Ltd, , Hetton Le Hole, Seaham, SR7 should be able to help - Telephone: 0191 500 1257

House Prices

There is a house in SR7 on with a local agent for £98, 192. What things will a Seaham chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Seaham on a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values e.g. the quality of nearby schools or the amount of light it receives. One method is to analyse house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £118, 092, which is £19, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £114, 628. Grange Bungalow, Stockton Road, Seaham, Easington, Durham, SR7 0PB a detached property sold for £114, 250 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

Damaged Render

What will the Seaham Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency house in Seaham.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency houses. it can be problematic and Seaham Homebuyer Reports can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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