What sort of building survey in Newcastle should I get?

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What sort of building survey in Newcastle should I get?

How much do building surveys in Newcastle cost? What is a mortgage valuation and what kind of building survey should I get when buying a new home? These are just some of the questions you’ll face when considering buying a house. AJ Walton – a Newcastle chartered surveyor in Newcastle – attempts to answer some of these questions to help you make the right decision. After all, the property market is tricky enough to navigate as it is!

A little-known fact!

Around 20% of homebuyers get a professional property survey in Newcastle undertaken before purchasing a new house. People think they cost too much and will hold up buying a home but this really isn’t the case. Having a survey can be quick and efficient and will allow you to avoid lots of needless stress and expense further down the line.

So, what exactly is a mortgage valuation?

It’s such a simple mistake to make, but Mortgage valuations aren’t surveys. Mortgage valuations are a quick look at a home to assess how much they are worth and will not tell you if any major works or repairs are needed that may have an impact on the property’s value.

If you’re in a position to receive a mortgage – a lending firm will more than likely insist on using company’s they have a relationship with to carry out the valuation.

Valuations can sometimes cost way too much when you take into account the work that’s actually involved, but unfortunately, you won’t have a choice.

So, what exactly is a property survey?

A building survey in Newcastle is a detailed and thorough inspection of the condition of a property.

A chartered surveyor in Newcastle, such as AJ Walton, can inspect the building and we’ll let you know if there are:

Problems structurally such as subsidence or there are walls which are about to fall.

Alternations or repairs that are needed such as rewiring, chimney repairs etc.

We’d also give you expert and inside commentary of the home.

Where do I find a chartered surveyor in Newcastle?

All building surveys should be carried out by a fully qualified surveyor, like us.

AJ Walton is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and we hold professional indemnity insurance.

Because we’re based in Newcastle and operate throughout Tyne and Wear, we have sound knowledge of local market values and we have experience of how things work in the area.

Costs of building surveys do vary from surveyor to surveyor but if you CONTACT US HERE we’ll be able to give you a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE and tell you about the TYPES OF BUILDING SURVEYS AVAILABLE.

Do I need to get a building survey in Newcastle?

Surveys are great if you want to combat unexpected and expensive surprises. And, if you’ve never owned a house before, our professional building surveys in Newcastle will be immensely reassuring.

A survey is also extremely worthwhile if:

  • You’re purchasing an unusual or very old property.
  • The property is timber framed or has a thatched roof.
  • It’s a listed building.
  • You’re concerned about specific parts of a building.
  • You’re not sure about the condition and state of a property.

Why don’t you get in touch to discuss your options? We’ve helped hundreds of property owners throughout the region and we’d happily give you a free quote.

Explore our website today for more information and give yourself piece of mind by enlisting the services of one of Newcastle’s best-chartered surveyors.