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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Agnes

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Agnes

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Agnes) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Agnes

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Agnes and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St Agnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Agnes property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a St Agnes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings will not be taken off. The gas system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas engineer.

St Agnes based gas engineers include Llewellyn Utilities Ltd of 47, Goonown, St. Agnes, Cornwall Tel. 07891 100053 and SJA Plumbing & Heating of 13, British Road, St. Agnes, Cornwall Tel. 07811 103318.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of pests in the kitchen - Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Homes in St Agnes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 25mm gap between the garage wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired quite easily. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Agnes and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St Agnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Agnes property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a St Agnes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings will not be taken off. The gas system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas engineer.

St Agnes based gas engineers include Llewellyn Utilities Ltd of 47, Goonown, St. Agnes, Cornwall Tel. 07891 100053 and SJA Plumbing & Heating of 13, British Road, St. Agnes, Cornwall Tel. 07811 103318.



Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of pests in the kitchen - Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Homes in St Agnes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 25mm gap between the garage wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired quite easily. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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