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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnstaple

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnstaple

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barnstaple) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnstaple

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnstaple and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barnstaple property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Barnstaple property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Barnstaple House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Barnstaple property will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will pair area knowledge and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be

assumed that there aren't any expensive legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a property near Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Camp In Smay'S Wood, Camp On Mockham Down and Camp S Of Birch Ham Wood.. Your RICS valuer will include many local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Barnstaple. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon.

Gas flame

Will a Barnstaple surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, in addition to gas connected fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Gas fittings won't be dislodged. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Devon based local companies include Roundswell Plumbing And Heating of 7 Rooks Farm Road, Yelland, Barnstaple, Devon Tel. 01271861094 and A J Engineering of 54 Park Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, Devon Tel. 01271859084.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnstaple and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barnstaple property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Barnstaple property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Barnstaple House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Barnstaple property will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will pair area knowledge and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be



assumed that there aren't any expensive legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a property near Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Camp In Smay'S Wood, Camp On Mockham Down and Camp S Of Birch Ham Wood.. Your RICS valuer will include many local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Barnstaple. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Bowl Barrow At Codden Beacon.

Gas flame

Will a Barnstaple surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, in addition to gas connected fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Gas fittings won't be dislodged. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Devon based local companies include Roundswell Plumbing And Heating of 7 Rooks Farm Road, Yelland, Barnstaple, Devon Tel. 01271861094 and A J Engineering of 54 Park Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, Devon Tel. 01271859084.

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