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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Shields

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Shields

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Shields) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Shields

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in South Shields and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Shields property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a South Shields Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the owner has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Darley Dale stone. Which problems should we consider?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in South Shields. Defects affecting stone-built houses in South Shields can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses in South Shields, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

To request additional information, contact a South Shields firm. For example, Cast Tec Ltd, East Side, Tyne Dock, South Shields, NE33 5SP (Phone: 0191-497 4280).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new home? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is overlooked by home buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are at risk is water pooling below gutters. This could then result in penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian house looks in bad shape - what should we do? What impact do South Shields environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed conversions feature several advantages. However, they can also experience numerous defects, including erosion and crumbling mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Osborn Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01953 423400 or 31 Penfold Dr, Wymondham, NR18 0WZ.

Buyers in South Shields should consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across the UK. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in South Shields and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Shields property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a South Shields Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the owner has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Darley Dale stone. Which problems should we consider?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in South Shields. Defects affecting stone-built houses in South Shields can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses in South Shields, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.



To request additional information, contact a South Shields firm. For example, Cast Tec Ltd, East Side, Tyne Dock, South Shields, NE33 5SP (Phone: 0191-497 4280).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new home? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is overlooked by home buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are at risk is water pooling below gutters. This could then result in penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian house looks in bad shape - what should we do? What impact do South Shields environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed conversions feature several advantages. However, they can also experience numerous defects, including erosion and crumbling mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Osborn Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01953 423400 or 31 Penfold Dr, Wymondham, NR18 0WZ.

Buyers in South Shields should consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across the UK. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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