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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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What Survey do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buckfastleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buckfastleigh

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Buckfastleigh) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard , for example wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buckfastleigh

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Buckfastleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

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

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Buckfastleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Buckfastleigh Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a converted barn in Buckfastleigh. What should be budgeted for repairs?

For houses in Buckfastleigh built before the 20th Century, age can create difficulties for an owner. Houses employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Buckfastleigh will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as South Hams Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence may be a concern. What subsidence issues will the property survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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 choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Buckfastleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

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

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Buckfastleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Buckfastleigh Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a converted barn in Buckfastleigh. What should be budgeted for repairs?

For houses in Buckfastleigh built before the 20th Century, age can create difficulties for an owner. Houses employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information.



Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Buckfastleigh will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as South Hams Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence may be a concern. What subsidence issues will the property survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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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