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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 property survey do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wolsingham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wolsingham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wolsingham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wolsingham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wolsingham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolsingham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Wolsingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate lots of maintenance costs for a new owner? Are there specific potential issues to consider?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for Wolsingham homes with stone walls , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Wolsingham firm. For example, Stone J L D, Mill House Farm, Thornley Rd, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, DL13 4ED (Phone: 01388 731960) may be able to assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a pernicious material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a derelict detached house?

Albeit recurrently referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are now named RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later Wolsingham house of normal building materials. You would be best advised to choose the Building Survey in relation to the property you are planning to buy.

Bear in mind that certain provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wolsingham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolsingham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Wolsingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate lots of maintenance costs for a new owner? Are there specific potential issues to consider?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for Wolsingham homes with stone walls , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.



If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Wolsingham firm. For example, Stone J L D, Mill House Farm, Thornley Rd, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, DL13 4ED (Phone: 01388 731960) may be able to assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a pernicious material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will note potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a derelict detached house?

Albeit recurrently referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are now named RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later Wolsingham house of normal building materials. You would be best advised to choose the Building Survey in relation to the property you are planning to buy.

Bear in mind that certain provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

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