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Home Buyers Survey in Northumberland

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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 Northumberland

    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 Northumberland

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

    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 Northumberland

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Northumberland and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Northumberland property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Northumberland property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Northumberland House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Northumberland property will contain a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the market value your chartered surveyor will call upon awareness of the Northumberland property market and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of parking or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Northumberland environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a possibility of asbestos boards around radiators affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Property erected prior to 1985 will probably contain some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in wall panelling. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of asbestos may be dear but absolutely must be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a coast house. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Northumberland property, age, however, can create issues for homeowners. Buildings featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean long-term upkeep.Mention this to your surveyor for more information. Built in around 1543, Aydon Castle in Northumberland is an example of a traditional Post Medieval-period kitchen.