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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Seaton

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Seaton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Seaton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Seaton

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Seaton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Seaton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Seaton property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Seaton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Seaton. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey search for possible flooding damage, or if other properties have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Seaton and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a home in Seaton through several routes, including seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics

of the Seaton area likely to affect the home in Seaton also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Landfill site near home

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

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous refuse. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Building Surveys and valuations in Seaton will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to East Devon Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Seaton house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

For a Seaton property, one issue is a leaning or rotating lintel. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

Elements of the residence which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Seaton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Seaton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Seaton property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Seaton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Seaton. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey search for possible flooding damage, or if other properties have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Seaton and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a home in Seaton through several routes, including seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics



of the Seaton area likely to affect the home in Seaton also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Landfill site near home

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

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous refuse. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Building Surveys and valuations in Seaton will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to East Devon Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Seaton house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

For a Seaton property, one issue is a leaning or rotating lintel. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

Elements of the residence which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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