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Home Buyers Survey in North Shields

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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 North Shields

    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 North Shields

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

    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 North Shields

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Shields and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Shields property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the North Shields property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a North Shields House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can my North Shields House Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a North Shields home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like warped window frames in the living room or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a home in North Shields - What should we do about roof repairs?

Homes in North Shields that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.