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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Devon residence needs work. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also suffer from a range of defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Contact Quayline Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01803 558656 or 12 Southfield Ave, Paignton, TQ31LJ.

E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a Devon house. What should we do?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Devon. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s house with stone walls. Are there any defects that need to be investigated?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled buildings.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Devon residence needs work. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also suffer from a range of defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Contact Quayline Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01803 558656 or 12 Southfield Ave, Paignton, TQ31LJ.

E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a Devon house. What should we do?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Devon. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s house with stone walls. Are there any defects that need to be investigated?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled buildings.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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