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Home Buyers Survey in Ferryhill

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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 Ferryhill

    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 Ferryhill

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

    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 Ferryhill

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ferryhill and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ferryhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, 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 carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ferryhill property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ferryhill Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a detached property in DL17 for £90, 100. What things does the Ferryhill RICS surveyor consider in the process of a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices ranging from proximity to road noise to the standard of the bathroom/s. It is useful to look at the prices of house recorded in Ferryhill for similar houses.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £80, 200 - £9, 900 less than £90, 100. Tudor House, Gypsy Lane, Ferryhill, County Durham, County Durham, DL17 0LE a detached home sold for £130, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Ferryhill which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A RICS surveyor should actually visit the house in addition to allowing for the myriad of things that can affect property values.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Ferryhill and are looking for a property with handmade bricks. What input does you give? Is age a factor?

Brick Ferryhill buildings will experience numerous defects, from lack of a damp proof course to vertical cracking. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Just Brickwork, 28 Erleigh Rd, Reading, RG1 5NA on 0118-947 2392 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Ferryhill should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall when we last viewed the property. What subsidence information does the Ferryhill Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.