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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tavistock

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tavistock

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tavistock) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tavistock

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring 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 for a property in Tavistock and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Tavistock property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Tavistock property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Tavistock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying older property in Tavistock? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A property's age can concern buyers. Tavistock houses built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home with Clipsham stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for buildings in Tavistock with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include stone faces. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Tavistock are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mill Hill Quarry, Mill Hill, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8NP, which quarries Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01822 612786 for more information.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency home in Tavistock which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Georgian properties. it can be prone to defect and Tavistock Homebuyer Reports commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped moisture leading to the render failing. Other issues could include sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Tavistock and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Tavistock property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Tavistock property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Tavistock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying older property in Tavistock? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A property's age can concern buyers. Tavistock houses built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials.



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home with Clipsham stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for buildings in Tavistock with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include stone faces. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Tavistock are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mill Hill Quarry, Mill Hill, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8NP, which quarries Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01822 612786 for more information.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency home in Tavistock which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Georgian properties. it can be prone to defect and Tavistock Homebuyer Reports commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped moisture leading to the render failing. Other issues could include sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

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