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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Devizes

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Devizes

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Devizes) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Devizes

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Devizes and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Devizes property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Devizes property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Devizes property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Devizes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property and the vendor has confirmed that it has been built with York stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Devizes and are looking for a property built with brick walls. What warnings would a Devizes property surveyor give? Does render make a difference?

Brick-constructed buildings in Devizes feature several advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also experience several common problems, such as frost damage. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Smith M C at 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS on 0117-967 4213.

A great deal of variety of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Devizes include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Devizes property will include a valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate the valuation your independent surveyor will relate to area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any costly legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Devizes and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Devizes property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Devizes property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Devizes property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Devizes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property and the vendor has confirmed that it has been built with York stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion of pointing joints. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Devizes and are looking for a property built with brick walls. What warnings would a Devizes property surveyor give? Does render make a difference?

Brick-constructed buildings in Devizes feature several advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also experience several common problems, such as frost damage. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Smith M C at 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS on 0117-967 4213.

A great deal of variety of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Devizes include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Devizes property will include a valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate the valuation your independent surveyor will relate to area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any costly legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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