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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ilfracombe

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ilfracombe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ilfracombe) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ilfracombe

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Ilfracombe and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ilfracombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ilfracombe property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ilfracombe House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to order a full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated, seventies live-work maisonette in Ilfracombe?

The Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by the RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s Ilfracombe maisonette made out of typical construction materials. The Building Survey would be the most suitable choice for the maisonette described. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be sent to the purchaser giving thorough and notable advice concerning the construction and uses of the house. You should be aware of a few provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the Ilfracombe maisonette or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

Ilfracombe Homebuyer Reports a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost estimate. To be able to determine the property's value the surveyor will combine area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no expensive legal problems such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will rain have on our new building? Will the Ilfracombe chartered surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on your property is not considered by home buyers. If you have only seen the house in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Ilfracombe and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ilfracombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ilfracombe property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ilfracombe House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to order a full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated, seventies live-work maisonette in Ilfracombe?

The Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by the RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s Ilfracombe maisonette made out of typical construction materials. The Building Survey would be the most suitable choice for the maisonette described. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be sent to the purchaser giving thorough and notable advice concerning the construction and uses of the house. You should be aware of a few provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the Ilfracombe maisonette or inspect under floor (unless accessible).



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

Ilfracombe Homebuyer Reports a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost estimate. To be able to determine the property's value the surveyor will combine area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no expensive legal problems such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will rain have on our new building? Will the Ilfracombe chartered surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on your property is not considered by home buyers. If you have only seen the house in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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