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Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lyme Regis

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lyme Regis

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lyme Regis) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lyme Regis

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lyme Regis and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Lyme Regis property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Lyme Regis property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lyme Regis House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Lyme Regis surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To estimate an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will call upon knowledge of Lyme Regis as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no impossible

to rectify legal issues like the property being sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Lyme Regis. Can a surveyor inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can all result in extensive flooding damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The property survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the Lyme Regis area likely to affect the property also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Can a Property Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property, such as sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lyme Regis and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Lyme Regis property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Lyme Regis property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lyme Regis House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Lyme Regis surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To estimate an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will call upon knowledge of Lyme Regis as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no impossible



to rectify legal issues like the property being sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Lyme Regis. Can a surveyor inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can all result in extensive flooding damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The property survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the Lyme Regis area likely to affect the property also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Can a Property Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property, such as sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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