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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sidmouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sidmouth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sidmouth) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sidmouth

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sidmouth and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Sidmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Sidmouth property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sidmouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sidmouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. Maintenance tips include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sidmouth should be able to supply local stone.

Damaged Render

What will your Sidmouth Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Sidmouth which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses for example. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can report any number of problems such as trapped moisture culminating in damp problems which need attention.

Another example of problems could include sulphate attack from salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment detached house located in EX10 with an asking price of £356, 544. What different issues will your local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Sidmouth ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from the price of property for instance the existence of double glazing or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to set against prices achieved in Sidmouth at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £338, 344, which is £18, 200 less than the amount being asked and the flat/house average was £300, 485. Counters Court, 4, Mill Street, Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10 8DW a detached house sold for £137, 500 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sidmouth and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Sidmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Sidmouth property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sidmouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sidmouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. Maintenance tips include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sidmouth should be able to supply local stone.



Damaged Render

What will your Sidmouth Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Sidmouth which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses for example. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can report any number of problems such as trapped moisture culminating in damp problems which need attention.

Another example of problems could include sulphate attack from salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment detached house located in EX10 with an asking price of £356, 544. What different issues will your local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Sidmouth ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from the price of property for instance the existence of double glazing or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to set against prices achieved in Sidmouth at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £338, 344, which is £18, 200 less than the amount being asked and the flat/house average was £300, 485. Counters Court, 4, Mill Street, Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10 8DW a detached house sold for £137, 500 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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