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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.

House Prices

Is £247, 591 in the right area amount to be buying a detached property in EX12 for and what considerations will a qualified surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Seaton ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect property values for instance the amount of service charges payable or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. As an indicator, one can try to analyse prices recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 591, which is £9, 000 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £216, 642. The Brecks, 51, Beer Road, Seaton, East Devon, Devon, EX12 2PH a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £680, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What input does a surveyor in Seaton give for houses with brick walls? Is age a factor?

Seaton brick-walled conversions can indicate distinct issues, including efflorescence and spalling. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. F & R Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA or 020 8641 1921.

Seaton home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. 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.

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.

House Prices

Is £247, 591 in the right area amount to be buying a detached property in EX12 for and what considerations will a qualified surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Seaton ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect property values for instance the amount of service charges payable or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. As an indicator, one can try to analyse prices recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 591, which is £9, 000 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £216, 642. The Brecks, 51, Beer Road, Seaton, East Devon, Devon, EX12 2PH a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £680, 000 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What input does a surveyor in Seaton give for houses with brick walls? Is age a factor?

Seaton brick-walled conversions can indicate distinct issues, including efflorescence and spalling. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. F & R Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA or 020 8641 1921.

Seaton home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. 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.

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