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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shildon

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shildon

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shildon) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shildon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone 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 on a house in Shildon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shildon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shildon property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Shildon Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built homes be hard to upkeep. What problems must we watch out for?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Beer Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Shildon properties can vary, delamination being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Shildon properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Shildon should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Aycliffe East Quarry, Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6NB for details. Call 01325 313129 for more information.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos?

Worries around asbestos are commonplace. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will likely be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Shildon survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shildon.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is very similar to plaster and mortar in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Shildon Homebuyer Reports can detail defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking requiring costly repairs.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Shildon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shildon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shildon property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Shildon Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built homes be hard to upkeep. What problems must we watch out for?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Beer Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Shildon properties can vary, delamination being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Shildon properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Shildon should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Aycliffe East Quarry, Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6NB for details. Call 01325 313129 for more information.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos?

Worries around asbestos are commonplace. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will likely be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Shildon survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shildon.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is very similar to plaster and mortar in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Shildon Homebuyer Reports can detail defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking requiring costly repairs.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

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