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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dartmouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dartmouth

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Dartmouth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dartmouth

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dartmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dartmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Dartmouth property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Dartmouth house and the current owner has told us that it has been built with Cotswold stone. Are there specific matters to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dartmouth are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these

up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to buy in Dartmouth, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the Dartmouth surveyor inquire into indications of flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and house purchasers in Dartmouth are right to consider precautions. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Dartmouth house through several routes, including door frames. An awareness of characteristics of the Dartmouth area likely to affect the Dartmouth house also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can a Dartmouth surveyor offer for homes built with brick walls?

Brick-walled residential property in Dartmouth can be affected by numerous defects, including erosion and crumbling mortar. Your house surveyor should report on these. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. J D L Construction may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Shangri-La/Todds Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JE or 07837 298885.

Brick-build property may be found throughout England and Wales, leading to a great deal of variety. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dartmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dartmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Dartmouth property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Dartmouth house and the current owner has told us that it has been built with Cotswold stone. Are there specific matters to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dartmouth are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these



up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to buy in Dartmouth, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the Dartmouth surveyor inquire into indications of flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and house purchasers in Dartmouth are right to consider precautions. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Dartmouth house through several routes, including door frames. An awareness of characteristics of the Dartmouth area likely to affect the Dartmouth house also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can a Dartmouth surveyor offer for homes built with brick walls?

Brick-walled residential property in Dartmouth can be affected by numerous defects, including erosion and crumbling mortar. Your house surveyor should report on these. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. J D L Construction may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Shangri-La/Todds Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JE or 07837 298885.

Brick-build property may be found throughout England and Wales, leading to a great deal of variety. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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