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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Polperro

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Polperro

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Polperro) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Polperro

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make significant alterations on the Polperro property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Polperro property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Polperro Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Polperro builder has said subsidence has been an issue affecting the house. What are the risks, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Polperro should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence.

Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a house close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns like gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider structural problems connected with the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Cornwall Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable in Polperro. Will the property's age be a problem?

Some purchasers plan to buy a house with personality, like a Victorian home. A building's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property employing traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Contact your RICS surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make significant alterations on the Polperro property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Polperro property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Polperro Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Polperro builder has said subsidence has been an issue affecting the house. What are the risks, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Polperro should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence.



Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a house close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns like gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider structural problems connected with the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Cornwall Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable in Polperro. Will the property's age be a problem?

Some purchasers plan to buy a house with personality, like a Victorian home. A building's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property employing traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Contact your RICS surveyor for further advice.

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