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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bideford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bideford

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bideford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bideford

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bideford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bideford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bideford property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bideford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will the Bideford House Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. In Bideford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bideford house's foundations, forcing them inward.

There is a real benefit in booking a Bideford surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Bideford which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is almost exactly the same as plaster. it can be prone to defect and Bideford Homebuyer Reports can focus on defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

English Heritage

I am buying a home close to Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other sites of interest include Clovelly Dykes Hillfort, Earthwork E Of Buck'S Mills and Embury Beacon Camp.. A surveyor will include all local criteria during the homebuyer report in Bideford. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bideford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bideford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bideford property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bideford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will the Bideford House Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. In Bideford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bideford house's foundations, forcing them inward.



There is a real benefit in booking a Bideford surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Bideford which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is almost exactly the same as plaster. it can be prone to defect and Bideford Homebuyer Reports can focus on defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

English Heritage

I am buying a home close to Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other sites of interest include Clovelly Dykes Hillfort, Earthwork E Of Buck'S Mills and Embury Beacon Camp.. A surveyor will include all local criteria during the homebuyer report in Bideford. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Bowl Barrow At Gallantry Bower.

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