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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Hylton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property constructed from 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 South Hylton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Hylton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Hylton

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey South Hylton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in South Hylton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Hylton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the South Hylton property's condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a South Hylton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our RICS surveyor search for flood damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence is a concern. What subsidence information does the South Hylton Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract and draw in water.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a property we are intending to acquire, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the South Hylton surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in South Hylton a qualified surveyor will remark on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor is required to focus on potential areas for concern such as checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property will be part of the Homebuyer report in South Hylton.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out). Always seek nearby guidance on domestic electrical systems try M W Electricians , 11 Washington St, Sunderland, SR4 6JJ .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in South Hylton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Hylton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the South Hylton property's condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a South Hylton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our RICS surveyor search for flood damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence is a concern. What subsidence information does the South Hylton Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract and draw in water.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a property we are intending to acquire, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the South Hylton surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in South Hylton a qualified surveyor will remark on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor is required to focus on potential areas for concern such as checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property will be part of the Homebuyer report in South Hylton.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out). Always seek nearby guidance on domestic electrical systems try M W Electricians , 11 Washington St, Sunderland, SR4 6JJ .

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