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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ivybridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ivybridge

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ivybridge) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ivybridge

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Ivybridge and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ivybridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ivybridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ivybridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a Ivybridge building. Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Pests like moths may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Ivybridge. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for an infestation may include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the old property. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems, such as missing tiles. From slates to tie beams, the whole roof will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local contractor a quote for any suggested work. Call Aden Jade Services Ltd of Unit 5 Cadleigh Cl, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, PL21 9GB on 01752 698844 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. You should never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

For further advice on handling asbestos, Apple Cliff Ltd, Ash Court, Pennant Way, Ivybridge, Plymouth, PL21 9GE will be able to advise - Contact: 01752 658278

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Ivybridge and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ivybridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ivybridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ivybridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a Ivybridge building. Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Pests like moths may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Ivybridge. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for an infestation may include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the old property. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems, such as missing tiles. From slates to tie beams, the whole roof will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local contractor a quote for any suggested work. Call Aden Jade Services Ltd of Unit 5 Cadleigh Cl, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, PL21 9GB on 01752 698844 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. You should never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

For further advice on handling asbestos, Apple Cliff Ltd, Ash Court, Pennant Way, Ivybridge, Plymouth, PL21 9GE will be able to advise - Contact: 01752 658278

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