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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sunderland

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sunderland

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sunderland) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sunderland

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sunderland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sunderland property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sunderland property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Sunderland Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am intending to purchase a building near Marsden Lime Kilns , will this affect the property's value?

Marsden Lime Kilns is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other sites of interest include Ryhope Pumping Engines.. A RICS valuer will include many local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Sunderland. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Marsden Lime Kilns.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we consider downspouts? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be disruptive to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is usually overlooked by home buyers. As an example, damp stains around drainage may indicate that the drainage are a cause for concern, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When investing in a converted period flat in Sunderland, is it necessary to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period Sunderland flat built out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the right survey to go for the flat mentioned. After a thorough site survey of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is provided to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and serious details concerning the state of repair of the flat. There are several limitations with any survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Sunderland flat e.g. removing secured hatches. Over and above house surveys, flats make it harder to survey the building, therefore the surveyor will only give details on the actual flat the surveyor may provide detail on other tenant shared parts like e.g. evidence of movement to the building. For more details and a survey comparison see here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sunderland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sunderland property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sunderland property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Sunderland Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am intending to purchase a building near Marsden Lime Kilns , will this affect the property's value?

Marsden Lime Kilns is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other sites of interest include Ryhope Pumping Engines.. A RICS valuer will include many local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Sunderland. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Marsden Lime Kilns.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we consider downspouts? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be disruptive to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is usually overlooked by home buyers. As an example, damp stains around drainage may indicate that the drainage are a cause for concern, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When investing in a converted period flat in Sunderland, is it necessary to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period Sunderland flat built out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the right survey to go for the flat mentioned. After a thorough site survey of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is provided to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and serious details concerning the state of repair of the flat. There are several limitations with any survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Sunderland flat e.g. removing secured hatches. Over and above house surveys, flats make it harder to survey the building, therefore the surveyor will only give details on the actual flat the surveyor may provide detail on other tenant shared parts like e.g. evidence of movement to the building. For more details and a survey comparison see here.

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