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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Exminster

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Exminster

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Exminster) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Exminster

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Exminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Exminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exminster property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Exminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Exminster. What will we need to consider when purchasing older property? What impact will the property's rafter roof have on upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can often be problematic. Buildings showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Exminster that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very attractive and is/was found on Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Exminster surveyors commonly report defects for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are planning to buy, it looked like there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Exminster Home Survey the RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous condition. He or she is expected to concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Exminster.

The IEE advocate an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Exminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Exminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exminster property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Exminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Exminster. What will we need to consider when purchasing older property? What impact will the property's rafter roof have on upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can often be problematic. Buildings showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Exminster that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very attractive and is/was found on Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Exminster surveyors commonly report defects for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are planning to buy, it looked like there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Exminster Home Survey the RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous condition. He or she is expected to concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Exminster.

The IEE advocate an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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