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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crediton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crediton

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Crediton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crediton

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crediton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Crediton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Crediton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crediton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Crediton, what input does a surveyor in Crediton give for homes with Flemish bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-walled properties in Crediton can show signs of distinct issues, such as moisture damage. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with feedback. A defect requiring immediate attention is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact J D L Construction for a repairs estimate at 07837 298885 or Shangri-La/Todds Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JE.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a range of styles and techniques.

If the Crediton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of white asbestos Fuse box affecting the maisonette. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms including white are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. You should never attempt to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Crediton surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a doer-upper, period penthouse maisonette in Crediton?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. When planning to buy an unusual Crediton property e.g. an unloved maisonette - this is the correct property survey. It summarises crucial professional advice in relation to the houses construction in conjunction with any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crediton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Crediton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Crediton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crediton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Crediton, what input does a surveyor in Crediton give for homes with Flemish bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-walled properties in Crediton can show signs of distinct issues, such as moisture damage. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with feedback. A defect requiring immediate attention is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact J D L Construction for a repairs estimate at 07837 298885 or Shangri-La/Todds Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JE.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a range of styles and techniques.



If the Crediton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of white asbestos Fuse box affecting the maisonette. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms including white are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. You should never attempt to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Crediton surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a doer-upper, period penthouse maisonette in Crediton?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. When planning to buy an unusual Crediton property e.g. an unloved maisonette - this is the correct property survey. It summarises crucial professional advice in relation to the houses construction in conjunction with any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

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