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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Catton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Catton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Catton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Catton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Catton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Catton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Catton property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a maisonette close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. domestic refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks include structurally instability. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Northumberland Local Authority and advise you .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot - Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local roofing specialist. Contact Total Aspect of 10 Dunkirk Av, Carnforth, LA5 9BA on 01524 730895 for a quote.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Catton. Is there any brick repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled converted property in Catton can indicate a range of defects. Any such issues ought to be reported on and suggest potential remedies. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues.

For example, sailor bond or common bond may be used in the construction of converted property in Catton. Consider renegotiating the price of the Catton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Catton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Catton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Catton property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a maisonette close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. domestic refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks include structurally instability. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Northumberland Local Authority and advise you .



Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot - Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local roofing specialist. Contact Total Aspect of 10 Dunkirk Av, Carnforth, LA5 9BA on 01524 730895 for a quote.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Catton. Is there any brick repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled converted property in Catton can indicate a range of defects. Any such issues ought to be reported on and suggest potential remedies. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues.

For example, sailor bond or common bond may be used in the construction of converted property in Catton. Consider renegotiating the price of the Catton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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