Ben Hunter
Tom Keighley

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Newcastle surveyors land exclusive properties surveys

North East building consultancy firm, Silverstone, has secured several high-profile pre-acquisition surveys for exclusive houses ranging from £650,000 to £1.2m.

The firm have acted on behalf of well known regional business luminaries such as restaurateur, Terry Laybourne and Helen Barbour, of Barbour clothing.

There are three types of home surveys regulated by the RICS, a simple valuation report, a home buyer’s report, or a full building survey. The latter is the only one which must be carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor and provides a full picture of the building’s construction and condition.

Ben Hunter, Director of Silverstone commented: ’Although we specialise in the commercial property market we were directly approached by a number of individuals through word of mouth referrals to carry out residential building surveys.

“We were able to apply our skills and experience of surveying high value commercial properties to these residential properties. This entailed producing detailed reports on their condition and identifying any issues that presented a risk to the client, making them aware of maintenance issues prior to purchase.”

Helen Barbour added: “Silverstone were extremely helpful when we asked them to survey our potential new house. They provided a comprehensive report which was in simple layman’s terms so that we could follow it, but furthermore they offered to coordinate further investigations that arose from the report at very little cost to us. We found them particularly flexible and accommodating to my busy schedule.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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