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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Devon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Devon

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Devon) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Devon

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Devon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Devon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Devon property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Devon Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

For the Devon HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Elements of the property covered by this section are visually reviewed with binoculars. Chimney walls rusting or pitting is an example. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce

a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas heaters?

The local surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the gas pipe route at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any external fittings or housings will not be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

South West England based local Gas Safe registered companies include Heatrite Installations of Hope Cottage, 4 Hoopers Court, Exeter, Devon Tel. 08007837856 and Plum Devon of Midway, Gloucester Road, Teignmouth, Devon Tel. 07977 077692.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Devon Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost". To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Devon and other things about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Devon conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any Devon environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Devon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Devon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Devon property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Devon Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

For the Devon HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Elements of the property covered by this section are visually reviewed with binoculars. Chimney walls rusting or pitting is an example. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce



a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas heaters?

The local surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the gas pipe route at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any external fittings or housings will not be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

South West England based local Gas Safe registered companies include Heatrite Installations of Hope Cottage, 4 Hoopers Court, Exeter, Devon Tel. 08007837856 and Plum Devon of Midway, Gloucester Road, Teignmouth, Devon Tel. 07977 077692.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Devon Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost". To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Devon and other things about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Devon conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any Devon environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

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