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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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What building survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Minehead

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Minehead

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Minehead) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Minehead

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Minehead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Minehead property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Minehead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Minehead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that blocked valley gutters had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Houses in Minehead that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Minehead with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to Silvey Roofing of 25 St. Lythans Rd, Barry, CF62 7NG on 01446 404838 for details.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Minehead include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Minehead property will contain an impartial valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as standard. To properly appraise the correct valuation the valuer will take into account local Minehead market factors and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also examine style of architecture and make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we intend to buy, the agent said that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Minehead go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Minehead a RICS surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state. This should include a general inspection of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as areas like reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Minehead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Minehead property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Minehead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Minehead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that blocked valley gutters had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Houses in Minehead that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Minehead with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to Silvey Roofing of 25 St. Lythans Rd, Barry, CF62 7NG on 01446 404838 for details.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Minehead include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Minehead property will contain an impartial valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost as standard. To properly appraise the correct valuation the valuer will take into account local Minehead market factors and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also examine style of architecture and make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we intend to buy, the agent said that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Minehead go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Minehead a RICS surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state. This should include a general inspection of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as areas like reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

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