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Valuation
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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 Lostwithiel

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lostwithiel

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lostwithiel) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard e.g. granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lostwithiel

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Lostwithiel and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lostwithiel property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lostwithiel property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Lostwithiel House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our HomeBuyer Report consider water damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause flooding, and house buyers and owners are understandably concerned.

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 Lostwithiel home, such as via seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The home surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the Lostwithiel home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Lostwithiel house built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Home Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor advise on the safety of the gas appliances?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fittings such as flue/chimney maintenance. Your Lostwithiel chartered surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and won't do any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Cornwall based local companies include Southwest Renewables Ltd of 4, Meadow Breeze, Lostwithiel, Cornwall Tel. 01579 345321 and Den Thomas And Son of 4, Trewithan Parc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall Tel. 01208872697.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Lostwithiel and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lostwithiel property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lostwithiel property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Lostwithiel House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our HomeBuyer Report consider water damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause flooding, and house buyers and owners are understandably concerned.

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 Lostwithiel home, such as via seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The home surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the Lostwithiel home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Lostwithiel house built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Home Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor advise on the safety of the gas appliances?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fittings such as flue/chimney maintenance. Your Lostwithiel chartered surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and won't do any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Cornwall based local companies include Southwest Renewables Ltd of 4, Meadow Breeze, Lostwithiel, Cornwall Tel. 01579 345321 and Den Thomas And Son of 4, Trewithan Parc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall Tel. 01208872697.

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