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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Helston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Helston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Helston) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Helston

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Helston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Helston property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Helston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can rain have on our new house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls indicate that the rainwater goods are worth a closer look. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Other external areas of the property

In a Helston HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

An example defect for this is a stair rise which is too big or uneven. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a house with a converted attic in Helston. Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

Properties in Helston that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to dormer windows. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Helston, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing specialist in Helston for the job itself. Call A 1 Roofing of 1 Trenethick Cl, Helston, TR13 8LQ on 01326 573058 to request an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Helston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Helston property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Helston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can rain have on our new house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls indicate that the rainwater goods are worth a closer look. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Other external areas of the property

In a Helston HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

An example defect for this is a stair rise which is too big or uneven. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a house with a converted attic in Helston. Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

Properties in Helston that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to dormer windows. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Helston, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing specialist in Helston for the job itself. Call A 1 Roofing of 1 Trenethick Cl, Helston, TR13 8LQ on 01326 573058 to request an estimate.

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