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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.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are planning to buy, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Spennymoor surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Spennymoor a surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include an overview or examination of the superficial areas of the wiring in addition to possible problems relating to things like examining the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey in Spennymoor .

To get nearby advice on electrical systems try Solarsparks , 124 Park Av, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4JN .

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a building in Spennymoor? Will the Spennymoor surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Spennymoor and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on your home is not given more thought by house purchasers. One indication that drainage are a cause for concern is rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are planning to buy, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Spennymoor surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Spennymoor a surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include an overview or examination of the superficial areas of the wiring in addition to possible problems relating to things like examining the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey in Spennymoor .



To get nearby advice on electrical systems try Solarsparks , 124 Park Av, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4JN .

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a building in Spennymoor? Will the Spennymoor surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Spennymoor and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on your home is not given more thought by house purchasers. One indication that drainage are a cause for concern is rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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