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Home Buyers Survey in Seaham

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Seaham

    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 Seaham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Seaham) 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 Seaham

    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 Seaham

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Seaham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Seaham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Seaham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Seaham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Seaham properties at risk, and does a property surveyor inquire into flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Seaham Seaham house is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage starts. Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including door frames. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damaged Render

What will the Seaham Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency house in Seaham.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency houses. it can be problematic and Seaham Homebuyer Reports can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Seaham what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are checked, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Openings at seams or flashings is one example.

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.