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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Topsham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Topsham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Topsham) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Topsham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Topsham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Topsham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Topsham property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Topsham Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian house in Topsham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The finish is very grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is very similar to mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Resolving Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Topsham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other things about the property e.g. size. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no expensive legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to Topsham environmental issues like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert waste. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include structurally instability .

Surveys in Topsham will flag up any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Exeter Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Topsham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Topsham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Topsham property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Topsham Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian house in Topsham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The finish is very grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is very similar to mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Resolving Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Topsham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other things about the property e.g. size. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no expensive legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to Topsham environmental issues like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert waste. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include structurally instability .

Surveys in Topsham will flag up any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Exeter Local Authority and advise you .

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