Home Buyers Survey Durham

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Durham. 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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Durham is a city with an extensive history and has buildings constructed in any number of architectural periods, such as St Cuthbert's cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. You can find Georgian buildings on the Bailey and Old Levet, many making up Durham University's colleges. There are numerous examples of terrace properties built in the Victorian period, such as the many in in St Bedes and in Victoria Terrace, Lanchester, for example.

There are many housing estates which were built in the 20th century, particularly from the 1930s onwards such as the Sherburn Road Estate, which has many semi-detached houses as well as terraced housing and detached dwellings.

There are numerous new build developments in Durham such as the Help to Buy detached properties in Eden Field, Newton Aycliffe, the large detached properties in Ramside Park, Carrville, bungalows in Hill Top View, Bowburn and the flats in Kepier Crescent.

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Properties in Durham which are built in close proximity to the River Wear are sometimes subject to flood warnings and alerts, including those in streets such as Frankland Lane and Providence Row.

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).
Durham has an extensive coalfield which has been exhaustively mined over many years and old coal mining tunnels can sometimes cause ground stability and contamination issues. If you are in any way concerned about these in relation to a property you're buying in the area, you should consider getting a specialist coal mining search along with the four other main property searches.
Noise pollution from roads in the Durham built-up area mainly centre around the path of the A690 and the Framwelgate Peth, affecting nearby streets such as Walkergate and Highgate.

Noise pollution from railways in the Durham area are most raised around the path of the mainline railway which passes through Durham Station. The noise affects streets adjoining or very nearby to the railway including, for example, Redhills Lane and Bridge Street.

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 Survey Durham

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

Building Survey Durham Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at Stockton Cricket Club, 52A Oxbridge Ave, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LD, telephone 01642 393939, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Durham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Meadowfield, Ushaw Moor, Thornaby, Redmarshall, South Bank, Wolviston and Middlesbrough.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Durham. 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 building surveys on properties in Durham we'll be able to give you the detailed Durham HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Durham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Victoria Road, Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom, DL1 5SF
  • Chantry Place, West Rainton, County Durham DH4 6PP
  • Goodyear Crescent, Durham, County Durham, DH1 2EB
  • Silver St, Durham DH1 3RE
  • Cheveley Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 2AA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Durham 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 Durham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Durham.

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 Durham 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?

Confusion can arise regarding mortgage valuations and HomeBuyers Surveys. The unfortunate result is that property buyers can sometimes find themselves having to spend a great deal of money repairing faults and defects which might well have - and ideally would have - formed part of the bargaining process with the vendor when negotiations were taking place.

Lenders appoint surveyors to carry out valuations to estimate market values of properties but the survey has no concern with investigating structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey notes and reports on defects and has a full appraisal and valuation of a property, which, most importantly, is completely independent of the mortgage lender. You can use this information to get quotes for how much it would cost to fix any defects detected in your property in Durham. More importantly, the survey can provide evidence which you can use to bargain with the seller about sharing repair costs. Book your HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Durham by calling 0333 344 3234 and get yourself some well-earned peace of mind.

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