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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Plymstock

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Plymstock

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Plymstock) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Plymstock

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

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    Woodway Plymstock, Plymouth, PL9

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Plymstock property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Plymstock property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Plymstock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Tudor house is badly worn - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Plymstock converted property with brick walls can be affected by numerous defects, including lack of a damp proof course and sulphate expansion. Your RICS surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One frequently reported defect is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. F & R Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA or 020 8641 1921.

For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making

a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Plymstock. What will we need to take notice of when buying an old building? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers plan to buy a home with character. The age of a structure, however, can often be problematic. Plymstock structures constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. Speak to the Plymstock surveyor for more detail.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to consider if purchasing a converted flat in Plymstock in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the home and its value. The price of property will likely be significantly higher because of the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into disrepair e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors will advise you if the home looks to be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Thornleys are a local firm situated at 246/247 Dean Cross Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7AZ should be happy to advise. Tel: 01752 406977

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Plymstock property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Plymstock property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Plymstock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Tudor house is badly worn - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Plymstock converted property with brick walls can be affected by numerous defects, including lack of a damp proof course and sulphate expansion. Your RICS surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One frequently reported defect is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. F & R Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA or 020 8641 1921.

For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making



a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Plymstock. What will we need to take notice of when buying an old building? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers plan to buy a home with character. The age of a structure, however, can often be problematic. Plymstock structures constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. Speak to the Plymstock surveyor for more detail.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to consider if purchasing a converted flat in Plymstock in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the home and its value. The price of property will likely be significantly higher because of the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into disrepair e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors will advise you if the home looks to be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Thornleys are a local firm situated at 246/247 Dean Cross Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7AZ should be happy to advise. Tel: 01752 406977

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