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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Colyton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Colyton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Colyton) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Colyton

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Colyton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Colyton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Colyton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Colyton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Colyton properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor check for flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the house survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The home surveyor may ask the seller if the Colyton home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Colyton home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Colyton surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we should be wary of when purchasing a house in Colyton in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Colyton are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local issues and any relation they have on the home and its value. Property Prices are usually enhanced owing to the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors are expected inform you if the property might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unconsented extensions to the building may also be reported in the Colyton survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Milford & Dormor are based in Silver Street, East Devon, Devon, EX13 5AJ might be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01297 32206

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Colyton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Colyton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Colyton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Colyton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Colyton properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor check for flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the house survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The home surveyor may ask the seller if the Colyton home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Colyton home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Colyton surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we should be wary of when purchasing a house in Colyton in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Colyton are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local issues and any relation they have on the home and its value. Property Prices are usually enhanced owing to the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors are expected inform you if the property might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unconsented extensions to the building may also be reported in the Colyton survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Milford & Dormor are based in Silver Street, East Devon, Devon, EX13 5AJ might be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01297 32206

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