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Homebuyer
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whickham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whickham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Whickham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whickham

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whickham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Whickham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Whickham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whickham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor should use in depth understanding of the Whickham market and other things relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Whickham area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a Whickham home, and does our property surveyor mention it?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rainfall has on a property is not considered by home buyers. Signs that downspouts are under performing include "gushing" gutters. This can lead to damp and mould.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency house in Whickham.

Stucco is just a type of render. Normally stucco is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very beautiful and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Whickham Building Surveys sometimes reveal defects e.g. when settlement of the underlying wall leads to cracks. Other issues might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whickham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Whickham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Whickham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whickham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor should use in depth understanding of the Whickham market and other things relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.



Additional local Whickham area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a Whickham home, and does our property surveyor mention it?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rainfall has on a property is not considered by home buyers. Signs that downspouts are under performing include "gushing" gutters. This can lead to damp and mould.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency house in Whickham.

Stucco is just a type of render. Normally stucco is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very beautiful and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Whickham Building Surveys sometimes reveal defects e.g. when settlement of the underlying wall leads to cracks. Other issues might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

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