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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 is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crook

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crook

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Crook) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crook

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Crook property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Crook property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crook Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a home in Crook. How do we investigate further?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Crook. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment

for pests may include removal of infected furniture. Your Crook surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Crook surveyor check for possible water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Crook and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs.

Flood water can enter a residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Crook RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and County Durham Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Crook property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Crook property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crook Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a home in Crook. How do we investigate further?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Crook. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment



for pests may include removal of infected furniture. Your Crook surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Crook surveyor check for possible water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Crook and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs.

Flood water can enter a residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Crook RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and County Durham Local Authority and advise you .

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