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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet weather have on a Dartmouth house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet weather can have on a home is rarely paid due attention by property buyers. If you have only been to the home in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a property in Dartmouth (TQ6) for £274, 382. What things does a surveyor take into account during a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect property values ranging from kerb appeal to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to weigh up prices against values achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £266, 282 - £8, 100 less than £274, 382. The house/flat average was £325, 604. 2 Roselands, Lower Contour Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6 0AL was purchased for £73, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A local surveyor should visit the house in addition to allowing for the multiple area influences that have a bearing on property prices.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Dartmouth.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is/was often found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Dartmouth surveyors commonly detail defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet brickwork. Resolving Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet weather have on a Dartmouth house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet weather can have on a home is rarely paid due attention by property buyers. If you have only been to the home in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



House Prices

I intend to acquire a property in Dartmouth (TQ6) for £274, 382. What things does a surveyor take into account during a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect property values ranging from kerb appeal to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to weigh up prices against values achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £266, 282 - £8, 100 less than £274, 382. The house/flat average was £325, 604. 2 Roselands, Lower Contour Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6 0AL was purchased for £73, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A local surveyor should visit the house in addition to allowing for the multiple area influences that have a bearing on property prices.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Dartmouth.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is/was often found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Dartmouth surveyors commonly detail defects which might include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet brickwork. Resolving Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

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