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Home Buyers Survey in Hexham

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hexham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hexham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hexham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hexham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more


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Home Buyers Survey in Hexham

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Hexham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Hexham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Hexham property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hexham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 16th Century cottage. What consequences will the timber frame have on repairs?

Vernacular architecture can create difficulties for an owner, and Buildings featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to the property surveyor for more detail. Built in the 16th century, Market Place, Moot Hall in Hexham is a fine example of a Medieval-period hall; tower.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1982-built property in Hexham and noticed cracks along one external wall. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. The builder will likely return to a new building after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This dries out and shrinks the clay, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a property in the region Frankham Waste Disposal Site and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. non-hazardous rubbish. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Hexham. Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hexham will find structural defects linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Northumberland Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .