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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 building survey should I select for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Callington

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Callington

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Callington) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Callington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Callington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Callington property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Callington property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Callington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet weather have on a building, and does our Callington HomeBuyer Report mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by home buyers. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Callington? Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as sticking window frames. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report in Callington will include a valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will refer to experience of property in Callington as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Callington assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Callington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Callington property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Callington property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Callington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet weather have on a building, and does our Callington HomeBuyer Report mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by home buyers. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Callington? Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as sticking window frames. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report in Callington will include a valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will refer to experience of property in Callington as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Callington assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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