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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penzance

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penzance

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Penzance) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penzance

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Penzance and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Penzance property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Penzance property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Penzance Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we should be wary of if intending to buy a building in Penzance in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the property and its value. Property values is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors will note whether the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Out of keeping adjustments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Penzance that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is dense render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a very smooth surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). It can contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Penzance surveyors sometimes discover issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter at the home, as well as gas related appliances/installations, for instance chimney linings. A Penzance qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Penzance and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Penzance property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Penzance property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Penzance Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we should be wary of if intending to buy a building in Penzance in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the property and its value. Property values is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect e.g. the removal front garden walls



Property surveyors will note whether the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Out of keeping adjustments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Penzance that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is dense render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a very smooth surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). It can contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Penzance surveyors sometimes discover issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter at the home, as well as gas related appliances/installations, for instance chimney linings. A Penzance qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

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