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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Riding Mill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Riding Mill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Riding Mill) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Riding Mill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Riding Mill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Riding Mill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Riding Mill property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Riding Mill House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be a risk of asbestos Artex concealed in the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Riding Mill go into it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as Fuse box. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials for example. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Riding Mill survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the Riding Mill survey and should offer advice.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a property in Riding Mill. What effect will the residence's rafter roof have on maintenance?

Some buyers in Riding Mill have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Riding Mill property constructed with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. If you are uncertain, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Riding Mill - What does a Riding Mill surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Riding Mill property in otherwise fine condition can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to dormer windows, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Riding Mill contractor can provide one. Speak to Hodgson & Alllon of Tanfield Lea Ind Est North, Tanfield Lea, Stanley, DH9 9NX on 01207 292020 to request an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Riding Mill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Riding Mill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Riding Mill property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Riding Mill House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be a risk of asbestos Artex concealed in the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Riding Mill go into it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as Fuse box. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials for example. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.



Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Riding Mill survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the Riding Mill survey and should offer advice.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a property in Riding Mill. What effect will the residence's rafter roof have on maintenance?

Some buyers in Riding Mill have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Riding Mill property constructed with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. If you are uncertain, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Riding Mill - What does a Riding Mill surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Riding Mill property in otherwise fine condition can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to dormer windows, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Riding Mill contractor can provide one. Speak to Hodgson & Alllon of Tanfield Lea Ind Est North, Tanfield Lea, Stanley, DH9 9NX on 01207 292020 to request an estimate.

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