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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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Cornwall Local Authority and advise you .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Boscastle property will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the correct valuation the valuer will pair experience of property in Boscastle and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no costly legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Further area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Boscastle environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Boscastle and the vendor has made us aware that it has been constructed with Darley Dale stone. Which related issues should we consider?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built houses in Boscastle can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating mortar being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Penhill Quarry & Haulage Ltd, Pigsdon Quarry, Launcells, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9LQ for details. Call 01288 321538 for more information.

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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Cornwall Local Authority and advise you .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Boscastle property will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the correct valuation the valuer will pair experience of property in Boscastle and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no costly legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Further area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Boscastle environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Boscastle and the vendor has made us aware that it has been constructed with Darley Dale stone. Which related issues should we consider?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built houses in Boscastle can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating mortar being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Penhill Quarry & Haulage Ltd, Pigsdon Quarry, Launcells, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9LQ for details. Call 01288 321538 for more information.

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