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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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Which property survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Calstock

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Calstock

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Calstock) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Calstock

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Calstock and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Calstock property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Calstock property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Calstock Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Calstock. What will we need to investigate when purchasing a house built in around 1710? Will the property's age be a problem?

Some buyers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers, and Calstock property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Erected between 1492 and 1552, Cotehele House in Calstock is a traditional manor house of the time.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Calstock and noticed that the kitchen floor was uneven. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Calstock homes. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. coatings spayed on beams.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement sheet.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Calstock and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Calstock property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Calstock property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Calstock Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Calstock. What will we need to investigate when purchasing a house built in around 1710? Will the property's age be a problem?

Some buyers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers, and Calstock property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Erected between 1492 and 1552, Cotehele House in Calstock is a traditional manor house of the time.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Calstock and noticed that the kitchen floor was uneven. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Calstock homes. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. coatings spayed on beams.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement sheet.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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