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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Taunton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when 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 Taunton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Taunton) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Taunton

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Taunton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Taunton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Taunton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Taunton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it necessary to upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a substantially modified, eighties live-work apartment in Taunton?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. If buying an unconventional Taunton property e.g. a dilapidated apartment - Building Survey is the correct survey to choose. It sets out full and far-reaching information about the property's construction and uses in conjunction with any important technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be looked at during the survey.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a building near Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng , will this affect the property's value?

Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the desirability of an area. Other monuments of importance are Balt Moor Wall, Bowl Barrow On Thorncombe Hill and Bradford Bridge.. A RICS surveyor will include many local and regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Taunton. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Taunton building survey report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to handle it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos during the Taunton survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Taunton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Taunton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Taunton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Taunton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it necessary to upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a substantially modified, eighties live-work apartment in Taunton?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. If buying an unconventional Taunton property e.g. a dilapidated apartment - Building Survey is the correct survey to choose. It sets out full and far-reaching information about the property's construction and uses in conjunction with any important technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be looked at during the survey.



English Heritage

I am intending to buy a building near Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng , will this affect the property's value?

Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the desirability of an area. Other monuments of importance are Balt Moor Wall, Bowl Barrow On Thorncombe Hill and Bradford Bridge.. A RICS surveyor will include many local and regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Taunton. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Anglo-Saxon Burh At East Lyng.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Taunton building survey report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to handle it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos during the Taunton survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

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