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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longbenton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longbenton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Longbenton) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard , for example box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longbenton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Longbenton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Longbenton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Longbenton property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Longbenton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 10mm gap between the bathroom wall and the door frame when we last viewed the flat. What can be done to remedy 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 will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow

trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Longbenton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are planning to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Longbenton a surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor will also provide detail on concerns such as verifying the condition of any fitted appliances like water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a PIR is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting). For expert nearby help from a certified electrician speak to Fletcher Electricals Ltd , 1 Mylord Cr, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 5UJ .

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls cause issues? What should we look in to?

Purchasers in Longbenton should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Longbenton can vary, cracks being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Longbenton, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Longbenton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Longbenton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Longbenton property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Longbenton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 10mm gap between the bathroom wall and the door frame when we last viewed the flat. What can be done to remedy 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 will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow



trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Longbenton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are planning to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Longbenton a surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor will also provide detail on concerns such as verifying the condition of any fitted appliances like water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a PIR is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting). For expert nearby help from a certified electrician speak to Fletcher Electricals Ltd , 1 Mylord Cr, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 5UJ .

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls cause issues? What should we look in to?

Purchasers in Longbenton should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Longbenton can vary, cracks being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Longbenton, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

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