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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Padstow

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Padstow

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Padstow) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Padstow

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Padstow and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Padstow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Padstow property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Padstow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor look at the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations such as chimney breasts. A Padstow RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Padstow based gas engineers include Padstow Plumbing Ltd of 44, Raleigh Close, Padstow, Cornwall Tel. 07968257884 and Raymond Cox of 34 Glynn Road, Padstow, Cornwall Tel. 01841533406.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to investigate when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the structure's age be a concern?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Padstow homes built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Padstow's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If you are uncertain, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Padstow properties will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Padstow and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Padstow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Padstow property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Padstow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor look at the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations such as chimney breasts. A Padstow RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer without delay.



Padstow based gas engineers include Padstow Plumbing Ltd of 44, Raleigh Close, Padstow, Cornwall Tel. 07968257884 and Raymond Cox of 34 Glynn Road, Padstow, Cornwall Tel. 01841533406.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to investigate when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the structure's age be a concern?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Padstow homes built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Padstow's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If you are uncertain, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Padstow properties will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials.

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