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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 Bovey Tracey

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bovey Tracey

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bovey Tracey) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bovey Tracey

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Bovey Tracey

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Bovey Tracey and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bovey Tracey property is an apartment, 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 intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Bovey Tracey property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Bovey Tracey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older gatehouse in Bovey Tracey. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a coach house or converted stable. A property's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Bovey Tracey homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may be required.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are interested to purchase we saw that there is old wiring; will the Bovey Tracey surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Bovey Tracey a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This should include a visual view of exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example inspecting the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting out). For expert local help from a certified electrician try Brooke Electrical Services , 1 Mile End Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ121RN .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Bovey Tracey and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bovey Tracey property is an apartment, 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 intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Bovey Tracey property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Bovey Tracey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older gatehouse in Bovey Tracey. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a coach house or converted stable. A property's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Bovey Tracey homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may be required.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are interested to purchase we saw that there is old wiring; will the Bovey Tracey surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Bovey Tracey a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This should include a visual view of exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example inspecting the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting out). For expert local help from a certified electrician try Brooke Electrical Services , 1 Mile End Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ121RN .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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