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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 Survey is the right choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Billingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Billingham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Billingham) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Billingham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Billingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Billingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Billingham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Billingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the Billingham survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Billingham qualified surveyor won't remove the fittings and will not do any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer immediately.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that windows in the lounge did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to get a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a dilapidated townhouse?

Although often (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers, they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys You should have the Building Survey for the property you are considering. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s unmodified house of conventional construction materials and methods. Bear in mind that certain limitations are integral with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house or investigate the internal state of any flues.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Billingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Billingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Billingham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Billingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the Billingham survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Billingham qualified surveyor won't remove the fittings and will not do any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer immediately.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that windows in the lounge did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to get a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a dilapidated townhouse?

Although often (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers, they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys You should have the Building Survey for the property you are considering. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s unmodified house of conventional construction materials and methods. Bear in mind that certain limitations are integral with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house or investigate the internal state of any flues.

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