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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Hebburn

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hebburn

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hebburn) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hebburn

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Hebburn and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hebburn property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hebburn property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hebburn Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

For the Hebburn HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel is one defect applicable to this section.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking. A builder should return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by shrubs and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your surveyor will use knowledge of Hebburn and other things about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Hebburn environmental issues like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Hebburn and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hebburn property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hebburn property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hebburn Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

For the Hebburn HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel is one defect applicable to this section.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking. A builder should return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by shrubs and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your surveyor will use knowledge of Hebburn and other things about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Hebburn environmental issues like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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