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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 Shields

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Shields

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Shields) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Shields

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in South Shields and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the South Shields property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Shields property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a South Shields Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report on a South Shields property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and also a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will use experience of property in South Shields and other things about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further South Shields assumptions, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Shields what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

In South Shields, examples include ineffective window drip caps. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific South Shields residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Building Surveys on houses

If buying an abandoned Edwardian semi detached property, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. It is now the correct selection of survey if buying an unconventional house, for example a tatty house. The report provides thorough and crucial details concerning the homes construction and uses as well as any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Read about the differences between survey specifics - visit here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in South Shields and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the South Shields property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Shields property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a South Shields Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report on a South Shields property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and also a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will use experience of property in South Shields and other things about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further South Shields assumptions, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Shields what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

In South Shields, examples include ineffective window drip caps. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific South Shields residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Building Surveys on houses

If buying an abandoned Edwardian semi detached property, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. It is now the correct selection of survey if buying an unconventional house, for example a tatty house. The report provides thorough and crucial details concerning the homes construction and uses as well as any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Read about the differences between survey specifics - visit here.

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