Surveys & EPCs

Homebuyers Surveys and Property Valuations

As residential Chartered Surveyors, we have a dedicated Survey & Valuation department. Centrally based at our regional administration centre in Durham City, our team of experienced Chartered Surveyors cover much of the North East. On a daily basis we are undertaking a considerable volume of professional work on behalf of a wide range of corporate and private clients.

We are able to provide VALUATION REPORTS which may be required for a variety of reasons including for security and lending, capital gains tax purposes, probate or in connection with matrimonial disputes. Our fees for basic valuation reports start from only £150 + VAT.

If you are buying a new home, you take an enormous and unnecessary risk if you decide to proceed without commissioning a formal survey of some kind. For your peace of mind we offer two of the market-leading survey options from RICS Surveys.

Firstly, we offer the RICS CONDITION REPORT. This is a basic form of survey which involves an inspection of all main elements of the property for sale. The client receives a succinct and objective assessment which gives a condition rating (1-best; 3-worst) on each element. This service is valuable for property buyers who are uncomfortable with relying on the valuation report provided by their mortgage lender (which is not a survey or based on a detailed inspection) and who would prefer the peace of mind of an actual survey. Our fees for the RICS Condition Report start from only £200 + VAT.

Secondly, we offer the RICS HOMEBUYER SURVEY. This is an extremely popular form of ‘economy’ service, updated by the RICS most recently in 2009. Following a more detailed inspection, the surveyor again gives each element of the property a condition rating. The report also gives useful advice and recommendations regarding any works necessary. Unlike the Condition Report, the HomeBuyer Service also provides a market valuation and a cost of reinstating the property for insurance purposes. Our fees for the RICS HomeBuyer Service start from only £250 + VAT.

You can request a property survey today or Contact us if you need any further assistance.

EPC in Durham and Teesside

In order to market ad sell your property, you will still need an Energy Performance Certificate. This home energy assessment will provide you with a report measuring the impact on the environment and overall efficiency of your property together with a list of recommended energy saving improvements.

Nearly 40 per cent of the UK's energy consumption arises from the way in which our 25 million buildings are lit, heated and used. Even comparatively minor changes in energy performance and the way we use each building will have a significant effect in reducing energy consumption - and therefore carbon emissions.

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is part of these new measures to improve property efficiency. It will include suggestions to enable homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of the building. This can mean lower energy bills for the occupiers, and could make homes more attractive to potential buyers and/or tenants. Certificates are valid for 10 years.

For a competitive quotation or to order an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property wherever you are in the North East, contact us now or a make a request online

Our Survey Office

Regional Survey and Valuation Office
52 Old Elvet
Durham City
DH1 3HN

T: 0191 3845494 | F: 0191 3845194 | E: peterallen@robinsonssurveying.co.uk

Peter J Allen BSc MRICS – Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer