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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached house in Salcombe (TQ8), being marketed for £798, 323. What things will a Salcombe qualified surveyor take into account on a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect property values from whether alterations have planning permission to whether the property is listed. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against house prices achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £808, 723, which is £10, 400 more than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £656, 361. 10, Salcombe Heights Close, Salcombe, South Hams, Devon, TQ8 8EL a detached property was purchased for £980, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Salcombe which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. Your qualified surveyor

will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Salcombe property, what are common defects an red light rating impacting conservatory and porches?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will be considered too. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is one example.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Salcombe that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very attractive and is/was was often applied to Victorian houses for example. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like plaster. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Salcombe Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover issues such as trapped water leading to problems with damp. Other potential problems might include when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached house in Salcombe (TQ8), being marketed for £798, 323. What things will a Salcombe qualified surveyor take into account on a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect property values from whether alterations have planning permission to whether the property is listed. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against house prices achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £808, 723, which is £10, 400 more than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £656, 361. 10, Salcombe Heights Close, Salcombe, South Hams, Devon, TQ8 8EL a detached property was purchased for £980, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Salcombe which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. Your qualified surveyor



will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Salcombe property, what are common defects an red light rating impacting conservatory and porches?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will be considered too. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is one example.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Salcombe that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very attractive and is/was was often applied to Victorian houses for example. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like plaster. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Salcombe Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover issues such as trapped water leading to problems with damp. Other potential problems might include when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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