JRB Surveyors

Valuations for Private Clients

Domestic Services This is a limited inspection of a property required by Banks and Building Societies. It deals primarily with the value of the property in its present condition. It will not report in detail on disrepair items unless they are so severe that they may affect value or saleability. The surveyor will take into account what can be reasonably seen within the property, without moving the furniture and carpets, and also the general external condition of the main components that are visible from ground level within the site or publicly accessible areas.

This report should not be used as the only basis for deciding whether or not to buy.

Which? and The Council of Mortgage Lenders advise you to get a survey before you buy, and not just to rely on a valuation. A valuation is not a survey. Using the services of an independent RICS regulated surveyor offers confidence because:

  • They give you clear, impartial and expert advice
  • They act in your interest
  • They are tightly regulated and have to follow strict rules of conduct – including having in place insurance to protect you
  • RICS members have to update their skills and knowledge throughout their careers so you can rely on their expertise
  • You are protected by a complaints procedure.

The only way to establish the current condition is to have an Independant HOMEBUYER Survey and Valuation Report or Building Survey.


Durham Office

JRB Chartered Surveyors
Abbey Business Centre
Abbey Road

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Newcastle Office

Metropolitan House
Longrigg Road
NE16 3AS


(0191) 3849399