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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my intended property purchase in Exmoor?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Exmoor

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Exmoor

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Exmoor) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Exmoor

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Exmoor and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Exmoor property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exmoor property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Exmoor Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Exmoor, what advice would a Exmoor property surveyor give for properties constructed with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-constructed houses in Exmoor do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also suffer from a number of issues. This could be anything from cracks to crypto-florescence. For instance, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and should be taken very seriously. Brain Andrew H may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01453 521361 or 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the Exmoor home we plan to buy. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Exmoor building may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check drainage?

Both in Exmoor, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Exmoor property is usually overlooked by home buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that drainage systems are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in damage to foundations.

In most cases, this is usually easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Exmoor and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Exmoor property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exmoor property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Exmoor Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Exmoor, what advice would a Exmoor property surveyor give for properties constructed with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-constructed houses in Exmoor do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also suffer from a number of issues. This could be anything from cracks to crypto-florescence. For instance, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and should be taken very seriously. Brain Andrew H may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01453 521361 or 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ.



A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the Exmoor home we plan to buy. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Exmoor building may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check drainage?

Both in Exmoor, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Exmoor property is usually overlooked by home buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that drainage systems are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in damage to foundations.

In most cases, this is usually easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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