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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Montacute

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Montacute

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Montacute) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Montacute

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Montacute and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Montacute property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Montacute property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Montacute property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Montacute House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Montacute Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Montacute that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and was found on Victorian and Regency buildings for example. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Montacute surveyors frequently focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may include attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

Yes. A RICS surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the mains is connected as part of the Montacute survey, as well as gas connected installations, for instance chimney breasts. The fittings will not be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Montacute include MW Plumbing & Heating Services of 3, Lower Hyde Road, Montacute, Somerset Tel. 07967225771 and Andrew Burns of 11 South Street, Montacute Tel. 07584 991553.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can your Montacute Home Survey investigate this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to sticking window frames. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Montacute and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Montacute property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Montacute property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Montacute property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Montacute House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Montacute Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Montacute that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and was found on Victorian and Regency buildings for example. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Montacute surveyors frequently focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may include attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.



Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

Yes. A RICS surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the mains is connected as part of the Montacute survey, as well as gas connected installations, for instance chimney breasts. The fittings will not be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Montacute include MW Plumbing & Heating Services of 3, Lower Hyde Road, Montacute, Somerset Tel. 07967225771 and Andrew Burns of 11 South Street, Montacute Tel. 07584 991553.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can your Montacute Home Survey investigate this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to sticking window frames. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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