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Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peterlee

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peterlee

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Peterlee) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peterlee

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Peterlee and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Peterlee property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Peterlee property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Peterlee Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Peterlee that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Peterlee surveyors commonly show any number of problems e.g. when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-covering Stucco problems can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a home in Peterlee. Can your Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Peterlee property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Peterlee surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be removed. The gas system won't be tested at all. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Peterlee include P S Plumbing and Gas Services of 47, Willow Grove, Horden, Peterlee, County Durham Tel. 07984799011 and Ken Roxby Plumbing & Heating Services of 55 Cleveland Place, Peterlee, County Durham Tel. 07968411113.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Peterlee and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Peterlee property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Peterlee property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Peterlee Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Peterlee that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Peterlee surveyors commonly show any number of problems e.g. when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-covering Stucco problems can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a home in Peterlee. Can your Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Peterlee property will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Peterlee surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't actually be removed. The gas system won't be tested at all. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Peterlee include P S Plumbing and Gas Services of 47, Willow Grove, Horden, Peterlee, County Durham Tel. 07984799011 and Ken Roxby Plumbing & Heating Services of 55 Cleveland Place, Peterlee, County Durham Tel. 07968411113.

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