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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Plymouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Plymouth

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Plymouth) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Plymouth

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Plymouth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Plymouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the Plymouth property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Plymouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick advice, can a surveyor in Plymouth help?

Brick-walled Plymouth residential property can experience numerous defects, such as cracks. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact Hilton Brickwork Services for a repairs estimate at 01942 512537 or 39 Falkirk Dr, Ince, Wigan, WN2 2JH.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Plymouth can be higher than for more standard , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Plymouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Victoria Wharves, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0RF, which quarries China Clay, for details. Call 01752 663175 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Plymouth include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Plymouth property will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To fully consider the property's value your surveyor will pair knowledge of Plymouth and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions like there being no major problems.

A Building Survey won't 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 is also on the basis that there is an absence of any major legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Plymouth assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Plymouth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Plymouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the Plymouth property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Plymouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick advice, can a surveyor in Plymouth help?

Brick-walled Plymouth residential property can experience numerous defects, such as cracks. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact Hilton Brickwork Services for a repairs estimate at 01942 512537 or 39 Falkirk Dr, Ince, Wigan, WN2 2JH.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Plymouth can be higher than for more standard , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Plymouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Victoria Wharves, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0RF, which quarries China Clay, for details. Call 01752 663175 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Plymouth include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Plymouth property will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To fully consider the property's value your surveyor will pair knowledge of Plymouth and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions like there being no major problems.

A Building Survey won't 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 is also on the basis that there is an absence of any major legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Plymouth assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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