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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Washington

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Washington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Washington) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Washington

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Washington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Washington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Washington property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Washington House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls create more problems? What related issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Farmington Stone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Washington houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

If you need more assistance, speak to a Washington specialist. For example, A World Of Fires Ltd of 6-7 Lee Close, Washington, NE38 8QF may be able to assist.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a property in the region Triple ' A ' Animal Hotel & Care Centre near Follingsby Lane and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England including Washington. Risks include tars and other hazardous materials .

Washington surveyors will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Sunderland Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Other external areas of the property

For the Washington HomeBuyer Report what are the usual Condition Rating 1 defects affecting 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Rot and insect damage to conservatory joists would be reported here, for example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Washington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Washington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Washington property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Washington House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls create more problems? What related issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Farmington Stone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Washington houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade.



Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

If you need more assistance, speak to a Washington specialist. For example, A World Of Fires Ltd of 6-7 Lee Close, Washington, NE38 8QF may be able to assist.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a property in the region Triple ' A ' Animal Hotel & Care Centre near Follingsby Lane and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England including Washington. Risks include tars and other hazardous materials .

Washington surveyors will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Sunderland Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Other external areas of the property

For the Washington HomeBuyer Report what are the usual Condition Rating 1 defects affecting 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Rot and insect damage to conservatory joists would be reported here, for example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

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