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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.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to check out when planning to buy a converted house in Seaham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Seaham must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have on the home. Property Prices tends to be higher which is down to the areas retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected inform you whether the building might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Seaham Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Seaham what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are checked, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Openings at seams or flashings is one example.

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. What problems should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Seaham are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

To find a specific quarried stone, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area. Half To Half, Units 13-15 Kingfisher Ind Est, Station Rd, Seaham, SR7 0AY (Tel: 0191-581 4420), for example, could assist.

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.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to check out when planning to buy a converted house in Seaham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Seaham must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have on the home. Property Prices tends to be higher which is down to the areas retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected inform you whether the building might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of your Seaham Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Seaham what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are checked, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Openings at seams or flashings is one example.

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. What problems should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Seaham are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

To find a specific quarried stone, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area. Half To Half, Units 13-15 Kingfisher Ind Est, Station Rd, Seaham, SR7 0AY (Tel: 0191-581 4420), for example, could assist.

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