Home Buyers Survey Bishop Auckland

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We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Bishop Auckland. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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Bishop Auckland is a historic town and is thought to have existed at its present site as early as the seventh century. It is referenced in 1000AD as land given to the Earl of Northumberland as a result of his defence of the church against the Scots. Development of the town skyrocketed after the building of the Bishop Auckland railway station in 1842 where the first rail link was to Crook a nearby town.

Bishop Auckland has a wide variety of architecture including Large Victorian properties can be found on Etherley Lane and Edwardian properties can be found on Durham Road. There is a new build development containing 2-4 bedroom houses that are ideal for families known as Laburnum Grove.

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Flood warnings and alerts in Bishop Auckland are sometimes issued for those streets and houses in the vicinity of the River Gaunless, such as St Andrews Road and Mill Lane.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Bishop Auckland area include Aintree Drive and Holdforth Drive due to the A689. The A688 also raises noise pollution on streets such as Aldhun Close and Dilks Street.
Parts of the north of Bishop Auckland are in raised radon areas. Streets affected by this include Etherley Lane and Gibbon Street.

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.

DurhamCounty Durham is a county located in the north of England and its coastline is on the North Sea. Its county town is Durham which is a historic city and is host to the beautiful Durham Castle. The county is perhaps most famously known for Durham Cathedral, otherwise known as The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, first opened in 1018, as well as the collegiate Durham University that was first established in 1832.

The county's major population centres include Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. Surrounding counties are Tyne and Wear and Northumberland to the north, Cumbria to the west and North Yorkshire to the south.

The unitary authority for the majority of County Durham is Durham County Council, however Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have their own unitary authorities.

County Durham contains many national parks like the North Pennines, Hamsterley Forest and the High Force Waterfall. North Pennines is a section of the Pennines famous for mining and birdwatching.

The only motorway in the county is the A1(M) but there are many dual carriageways with the main ones being the A68 and the A688.

Listed Building Surveyors Bishop Auckland

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Bishop Auckland. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Bishop Auckland

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Bishop Auckland Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Durham County Council at County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL, telephone 0300 026 0000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Bishop Auckland

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Binchester, Toronto, Escomb, Coundon, Coundon Grange, Shildon and Tindale.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bishop Auckland. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Bishop Auckland we'll be able to give you the detailed Bishop Auckland HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Bishop Auckland

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Victoria Ave, Bishop Auckland DL14 7JH
  • Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL14 6HS
  • Newgate St, Bishop Auckland DL14 7EJ
  • Woodhouse Ln, Bishop Auckland DL14 6LB
  • Market Pl, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bishop Auckland to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Bishop Auckland.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Bishop Auckland and what needs to be done to remedy it.

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Bishop Auckland you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Bishop Auckland that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Bishop Auckland.

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