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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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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.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor look into the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes as part of the Shildon survey, as well as gas related fixtures for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings or covers won't however be undone. Of course, gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

County Durham based local companies include McNeal of 26, Spruce Court, Shildon, County Durham Tel. 07813 099096 and Paul Harle of 1, Oxford Street, Shildon, County Durham Tel. 01388775245.

Building Surveys on houses

When buying a neglected Edwardian bungalow property in Shildon - do I need to order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. You would be best advised to have the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Shildon house of normal building materials.

You should be aware of several restrictions exist with the survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the property or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Shildon, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers in Shildon a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

An example of this is scuppers missing from roof drains. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

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.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor look into the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes as part of the Shildon survey, as well as gas related fixtures for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings or covers won't however be undone. Of course, gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

County Durham based local companies include McNeal of 26, Spruce Court, Shildon, County Durham Tel. 07813 099096 and Paul Harle of 1, Oxford Street, Shildon, County Durham Tel. 01388775245.



Building Surveys on houses

When buying a neglected Edwardian bungalow property in Shildon - do I need to order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. You would be best advised to have the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Shildon house of normal building materials.

You should be aware of several restrictions exist with the survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the property or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Shildon, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers in Shildon a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

An example of this is scuppers missing from roof drains. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

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