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Home Buyers Survey in Houghton Le Spring

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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 Houghton Le Spring

    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 Houghton Le Spring

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Houghton Le Spring) 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 Houghton Le Spring

    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 Houghton Le Spring

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Houghton Le Spring and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Houghton Le Spring property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Houghton Le Spring property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Houghton Le Spring House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be loose asbestos ceiling material affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation. It was primarily mined in Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos will be costly but must be carried out by trained experts. Houghton Le Spring Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

For further advice on what steps to take with suspected asbestos, Safe Strip UK Ltd, Houghton Enterprise Centre, Lake Rd, Houghton Le Spring, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8BJ should be able to help - Contact: 0191 5121046

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Houghton Le Spring properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor investigate flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Houghton Le Spring and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Houghton Le Spring area likely to affect the residential property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.