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Homebuyer
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chester le Street

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chester le Street

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chester le Street) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chester le Street

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chester le Street and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Chester le Street property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chester le Street property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chester le Street Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Chester le Street and are looking for a 20s house with stretcher bond walls. What advice would a Chester le Street surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Chester le Street conversions demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also suffer from various issues and defects. A defect requiring immediate attention is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A Class may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07508 754058 or 3/Crowhurst House/Aytoun Rd, London, SW9 0UD.

Chester le Street home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods have been used for centuries. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Chester le Street residential property what can 'E7' refer to?

E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen should also be reported on. A porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of asbestos can be dear and must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Chester le Street building survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

For help on asbestos, Trident Surveying Ltd, Birtley, Ouston, Chester Le Street, DH3 should be able to help - Contact: 0845 894 5205

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chester le Street and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Chester le Street property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chester le Street property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chester le Street Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Chester le Street and are looking for a 20s house with stretcher bond walls. What advice would a Chester le Street surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Chester le Street conversions demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also suffer from various issues and defects. A defect requiring immediate attention is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A Class may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07508 754058 or 3/Crowhurst House/Aytoun Rd, London, SW9 0UD.

Chester le Street home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods have been used for centuries. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.



Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Chester le Street residential property what can 'E7' refer to?

E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen should also be reported on. A porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of asbestos can be dear and must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Chester le Street building survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

For help on asbestos, Trident Surveying Ltd, Birtley, Ouston, Chester Le Street, DH3 should be able to help - Contact: 0845 894 5205

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