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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Falmouth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Falmouth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Falmouth) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Falmouth

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Falmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Falmouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Falmouth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Falmouth House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Falmouth surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

Falmouth Homebuyer Reports a property valuation and a rebuilding cost. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will pair local Falmouth market factors as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Falmouth conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a home near Merthen Camp , will this affect the property's value?

Merthen Camp is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Nanjarrow Cross, Pixie'S Hall, The Round and Carlidnack.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Falmouth. See the English Heritage website for more information on Merthen Camp.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 30mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame when we last viewed the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Falmouth should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks to a wall are a plain indication of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Falmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Falmouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Falmouth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Falmouth House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Falmouth surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

Falmouth Homebuyer Reports a property valuation and a rebuilding cost. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will pair local Falmouth market factors as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Falmouth conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.



English Heritage

We are intending to buy a home near Merthen Camp , will this affect the property's value?

Merthen Camp is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Nanjarrow Cross, Pixie'S Hall, The Round and Carlidnack.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Falmouth. See the English Heritage website for more information on Merthen Camp.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 30mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame when we last viewed the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Falmouth should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks to a wall are a plain indication of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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