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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whickham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whickham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Whickham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whickham

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whickham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Whickham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Whickham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whickham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Whickham , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our building surveyor in Whickham pay attention to during the survey?

This is often asked by Whickham buyers who know that homes will suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, ponding. From decking to collar ties, all aspects of the roof must be reviewed. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Whickham, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for choosing the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist anymore and the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. When buying a modified Whickham home e.g. a tatty house, it is the right choice of home survey. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the buyer summarising any significant professional advice in relation to the state of repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Whickham house e.g. removing secured panels.

Gas flame

Will the Whickham surveyor inspect the condition of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas related installations such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Fittings however, won't be removed. The gas system will not be tested. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whickham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Whickham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Whickham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whickham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Whickham , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our building surveyor in Whickham pay attention to during the survey?

This is often asked by Whickham buyers who know that homes will suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, ponding. From decking to collar ties, all aspects of the roof must be reviewed. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.



It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Whickham, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for choosing the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist anymore and the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. When buying a modified Whickham home e.g. a tatty house, it is the right choice of home survey. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the buyer summarising any significant professional advice in relation to the state of repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Whickham house e.g. removing secured panels.

Gas flame

Will the Whickham surveyor inspect the condition of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas related installations such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Fittings however, won't be removed. The gas system will not be tested. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

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