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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shildon

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shildon

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shildon) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shildon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Shildon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shildon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shildon property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Shildon Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old barn conversion. What consequences will the rafter roof have on upkeep?

A building's age can create difficulties for an owner. Properties employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Shildon listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Shildon Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should check on if buying an extended house in Shildon in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building. House prices is, more often than not, higher because of the areas being in their original state.

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping modifications to the building may be advised, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Smith Roddam are a local firm situated at 18 Church Street, County Durham, County Durham, DL4 1DX should be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 01388 772661

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Shildon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shildon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shildon property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Shildon Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old barn conversion. What consequences will the rafter roof have on upkeep?

A building's age can create difficulties for an owner. Properties employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Shildon listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Shildon Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should check on if buying an extended house in Shildon in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building. House prices is, more often than not, higher because of the areas being in their original state.

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping modifications to the building may be advised, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Smith Roddam are a local firm situated at 18 Church Street, County Durham, County Durham, DL4 1DX should be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 01388 772661

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