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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cornwall

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cornwall

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cornwall) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cornwall

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cornwall and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cornwall property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Cornwall property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Cornwall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Cornwall. What will we need to bear in mind when purchasing an older property? What impact will the building's box frame structure have on upkeep?

Some buyers in Cornwall have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Buildings built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with the surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1525, Roscarrock in St Endellion is an example of a traditional Medieval-period courtyard house.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that loose slates had been a concern - What will our Cornwall surveyor investigate during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, torn or punctured damp-proofing. From the trusses to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself. Contact Prout Bros of 10 Trecarn Close, Launceston, PL15 7LN on 01566 774588 for a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing a defective period terraced home in Cornwall - should I commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. When buying an altered Cornwall home like a dilapidated house, this is the most suitable survey. It gives thorough and relevant professional advice concerning the buildings state of repair in conjunction with any defects a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house.

There are one or two restrictions with any survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Cornwall house, an example being lifting up fitted carpets.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cornwall and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cornwall property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Cornwall property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Cornwall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Cornwall. What will we need to bear in mind when purchasing an older property? What impact will the building's box frame structure have on upkeep?

Some buyers in Cornwall have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Buildings built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with the surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1525, Roscarrock in St Endellion is an example of a traditional Medieval-period courtyard house.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that loose slates had been a concern - What will our Cornwall surveyor investigate during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, torn or punctured damp-proofing. From the trusses to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself. Contact Prout Bros of 10 Trecarn Close, Launceston, PL15 7LN on 01566 774588 for a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing a defective period terraced home in Cornwall - should I commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. When buying an altered Cornwall home like a dilapidated house, this is the most suitable survey. It gives thorough and relevant professional advice concerning the buildings state of repair in conjunction with any defects a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house.

There are one or two restrictions with any survey to consider because RICS chartered surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Cornwall house, an example being lifting up fitted carpets.

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