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Valuation
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bedlington

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bedlington

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bedlington) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bedlington

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bedlington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Bedlington property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Bedlington House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Bedlington House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like warped window frames in the garage or cracks along the garage wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Bedlington house or flat what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A conservatory's concrete floor that is cracked or spalled is one defect applicable to this section. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the report. To properly appraise the valuation your chartered surveyor will call upon in depth understanding of the Bedlington market and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and use key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal issues e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Bedlington environmental issues like Bedlington planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bedlington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Bedlington property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Bedlington House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Bedlington House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like warped window frames in the garage or cracks along the garage wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Bedlington house or flat what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A conservatory's concrete floor that is cracked or spalled is one defect applicable to this section. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the report. To properly appraise the valuation your chartered surveyor will call upon in depth understanding of the Bedlington market and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and use key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal issues e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Bedlington environmental issues like Bedlington planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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