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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blakelaw

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blakelaw

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Blakelaw) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blakelaw

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Blakelaw property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blakelaw property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blakelaw Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a flat in Blakelaw and found there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably. What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a detached house in Blakelaw (NE5) for £99, 630. What different issues will your Blakelaw chartered surveyor allow for during a RICS survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect house prices ranging from anti social neighbours to general regional pricing. One method is to weigh up prices against house values recorded in Blakelaw for similar houses.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £103, 930, which is £4, 300 more than the amount you are paying (£102, 192 was the blended house/flat average). 5, Moulton Row Moulton Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE5 3TF a detached home sold for £127, 770 .

The best way for you to get an accurate property valued is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the house in addition to factoring in all other area issues that have a bearing on values.

Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring a substantially modified Victorian end of terrace property in Blakelaw, is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. If you are intending to buy an altered Blakelaw property e.g. a period house, this is now the right RICS survey. The formal report specifies full and often serious details in relation to the homes standard of construction and repair in conjunction with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There will be several limitations with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor wont be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Blakelaw house e.g. removing the contents of cupboards. Outside buildings should be reported on by the surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Blakelaw property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blakelaw property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blakelaw Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a flat in Blakelaw and found there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably. What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.



House Prices

I would like to purchase a detached house in Blakelaw (NE5) for £99, 630. What different issues will your Blakelaw chartered surveyor allow for during a RICS survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect house prices ranging from anti social neighbours to general regional pricing. One method is to weigh up prices against house values recorded in Blakelaw for similar houses.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £103, 930, which is £4, 300 more than the amount you are paying (£102, 192 was the blended house/flat average). 5, Moulton Row Moulton Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE5 3TF a detached home sold for £127, 770 .

The best way for you to get an accurate property valued is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the house in addition to factoring in all other area issues that have a bearing on values.

Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring a substantially modified Victorian end of terrace property in Blakelaw, is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

Structural surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. If you are intending to buy an altered Blakelaw property e.g. a period house, this is now the right RICS survey. The formal report specifies full and often serious details in relation to the homes standard of construction and repair in conjunction with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There will be several limitations with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor wont be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Blakelaw house e.g. removing the contents of cupboards. Outside buildings should be reported on by the surveyor.

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