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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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What Survey is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Mawes

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Mawes

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Mawes) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Mawes

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Mawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the St Mawes property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Mawes property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant St Mawes House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can create issues for homes in St Mawes. Does a St Mawes Property Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from groundwater level variations to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a difficult-to-open living room window or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in St Mawes, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had,

and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Chimney stacks

For the St Mawes HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

In St Mawes, an example may be an obstructed flue or vent pipe. They Chimney stacks should be examined from the ground as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in St Mawes. What advice would the St Mawes surveyor give in their report?

St Mawes homes that are otherwise ideal can often hide ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From the purlins to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Mawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the St Mawes property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Mawes property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant St Mawes House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can create issues for homes in St Mawes. Does a St Mawes Property Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from groundwater level variations to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a difficult-to-open living room window or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in St Mawes, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had,



and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Chimney stacks

For the St Mawes HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

In St Mawes, an example may be an obstructed flue or vent pipe. They Chimney stacks should be examined from the ground as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in St Mawes. What advice would the St Mawes surveyor give in their report?

St Mawes homes that are otherwise ideal can often hide ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From the purlins to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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