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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 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.

Substandard guttering

For the Penzance HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Penzance property being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required. One example issue could be poor quality or inefficient downspouts. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report defects in the sewer system.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Penzance Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Penzance building will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as standard. When calculating the market value your independent surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Penzance market as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no significant legal issues like no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local industry, also being considered.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about insects affecting properties nearby - Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Penzance properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to pests can include insecticides.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

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.

Substandard guttering

For the Penzance HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Penzance property being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required. One example issue could be poor quality or inefficient downspouts. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report defects in the sewer system.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Penzance Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Penzance building will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as standard. When calculating the market value your independent surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Penzance market as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no significant legal issues like no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local industry, also being considered.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about insects affecting properties nearby - Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Penzance properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to pests can include insecticides.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

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