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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Launceston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Launceston

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Launceston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Launceston

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Launceston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Launceston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Launceston property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Launceston property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Launceston Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Launceston are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

One example issue could be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Launceston. Is there any Sussex bond repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled Launceston homes can be affected by a number of issues, ranging from sulphate attack to DPC failure. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Wells Mark may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01536 261379 or 13 Oundle Rd, Weldon, Corby, NN17 3JR.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a range of techniques.

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

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Launceston HomeBuyer Report search for possible water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Launceston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Launceston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Launceston property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Launceston property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Launceston Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Launceston are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.



One example issue could be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Launceston. Is there any Sussex bond repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled Launceston homes can be affected by a number of issues, ranging from sulphate attack to DPC failure. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Wells Mark may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01536 261379 or 13 Oundle Rd, Weldon, Corby, NN17 3JR.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a range of techniques.

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

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Launceston HomeBuyer Report search for possible water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

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