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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Spennymoor

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Spennymoor

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Spennymoor) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Spennymoor

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Spennymoor and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Spennymoor property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Spennymoor property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Spennymoor Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to check on when purchasing a converted house in Spennymoor near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Spennymoor must possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and any relation may have with the home. Values will probably be inflated due to them retaining their original character. However many areas have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Spennymoor Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping modifications to the building should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser. Freeman Johnson are a local firm situated at 11-12 Whitworth Terrace, County

Durham, County Durham, DL16 7LD might be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 01388 814389

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What will our property surveyor in Spennymoor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Spennymoor with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed wall cracks in the sitting room when we last viewed the property. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Spennymoor should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by shrubs and trees. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Spennymoor and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Spennymoor property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Spennymoor property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Spennymoor Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to check on when purchasing a converted house in Spennymoor near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Spennymoor must possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and any relation may have with the home. Values will probably be inflated due to them retaining their original character. However many areas have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Spennymoor Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping modifications to the building should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser. Freeman Johnson are a local firm situated at 11-12 Whitworth Terrace, County



Durham, County Durham, DL16 7LD might be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 01388 814389

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What will our property surveyor in Spennymoor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Spennymoor with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed wall cracks in the sitting room when we last viewed the property. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Spennymoor should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by shrubs and trees. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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