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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Salcombe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Salcombe

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Salcombe) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Salcombe

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Salcombe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Salcombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Salcombe property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Salcombe Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn constructed Portland stone. Are there specific potential issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as staining affect many stone-walled Salcombe houses. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Purchasers renovating Salcombe houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Salcombe, you can contact local suppliers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Salcombe and are looking for buildings with Diagonal bond walls. What directions can a surveyor in Salcombe offer? What impact do Salcombe environmental conditions have?

Brick-built buildings feature several advantages, but they will also indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or spalling. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Hilton Brickwork Services at 39 Falkirk Dr, Ince, Wigan, WN2 2JH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01942 512537.

E.g. Flemish bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Salcombe buildings, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will pair awareness of the Salcombe property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use key assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Salcombe assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Salcombe industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Salcombe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Salcombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Salcombe property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Salcombe Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn constructed Portland stone. Are there specific potential issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as staining affect many stone-walled Salcombe houses. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Purchasers renovating Salcombe houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Salcombe, you can contact local suppliers.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Salcombe and are looking for buildings with Diagonal bond walls. What directions can a surveyor in Salcombe offer? What impact do Salcombe environmental conditions have?

Brick-built buildings feature several advantages, but they will also indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or spalling. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Hilton Brickwork Services at 39 Falkirk Dr, Ince, Wigan, WN2 2JH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01942 512537.

E.g. Flemish bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Salcombe buildings, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will pair awareness of the Salcombe property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use key assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Salcombe assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Salcombe industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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