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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boscastle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boscastle

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Boscastle) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boscastle

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Boscastle and which is cheaper?

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

If the Boscastle property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Boscastle property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Boscastle property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Boscastle Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to choose a full structural survey prior to purchasing a derelict thirties home in Boscastle?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a post fifties Boscastle home built out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the suitable survey for the house mentioned. Two to three days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser running through thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. You should be aware of certain limitations exist with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a house in PL35 for an asking price of £342, 800. What things does the Boscastle local surveyor allow for on a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect property values ranging from the legality of extensions to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It often helps to put side by side house values achieved in Boscastle at the same time for similar properties.

The means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £315, 000, which is £27, 800 less than the selling price. Tregarsan, Paradise Road, Boscastle, Cornwall, Cornwall, PL35 0BL a detached property sold for £315, 000 .

The best way for you to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A local surveyor should make a site visit to the building as well as considering the multiple items that might affect the value of property.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Boscastle builder has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Boscastle and which is cheaper?

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

If the Boscastle property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Boscastle property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Boscastle property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Boscastle Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to choose a full structural survey prior to purchasing a derelict thirties home in Boscastle?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a post fifties Boscastle home built out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the suitable survey for the house mentioned. Two to three days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser running through thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. You should be aware of certain limitations exist with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.



House Prices

I intend to purchase a house in PL35 for an asking price of £342, 800. What things does the Boscastle local surveyor allow for on a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect property values ranging from the legality of extensions to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It often helps to put side by side house values achieved in Boscastle at the same time for similar properties.

The means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £315, 000, which is £27, 800 less than the selling price. Tregarsan, Paradise Road, Boscastle, Cornwall, Cornwall, PL35 0BL a detached property sold for £315, 000 .

The best way for you to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A local surveyor should make a site visit to the building as well as considering the multiple items that might affect the value of property.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Boscastle builder has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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