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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Torquay

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Torquay

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Torquay) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Torquay

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Torquay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Torquay property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Torquay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Torquay Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Torquay (TQ1) for around £147, 757. What will a Torquay RICS chartered surveyor evaluate on a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on the price of property ranging from the amount of service charges payable to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to compare with prices recorded in Torquay for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £124, 857 - £22, 900 less than £147, 757. The house/flat average was £191, 784. Warbro Court, Flat 6, St Marychurch Road, Torquay, Torbay, Torbay, TQ1 3PH a leasehold flat sold for £27, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional qualified RICS surveyor will actually visit the property in addition to considering all other area factors that might affect property values.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Torquay.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very similar to plaster or mortar. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Torquay Home Buyers Suveys commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Substandard guttering

In a Torquay HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

In Torquay, an example may be too few downspouts. The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Torquay are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Torquay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Torquay property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Torquay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Torquay Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Torquay (TQ1) for around £147, 757. What will a Torquay RICS chartered surveyor evaluate on a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on the price of property ranging from the amount of service charges payable to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to compare with prices recorded in Torquay for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £124, 857 - £22, 900 less than £147, 757. The house/flat average was £191, 784. Warbro Court, Flat 6, St Marychurch Road, Torquay, Torbay, Torbay, TQ1 3PH a leasehold flat sold for £27, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.



A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional qualified RICS surveyor will actually visit the property in addition to considering all other area factors that might affect property values.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Torquay.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very similar to plaster or mortar. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Torquay Home Buyers Suveys commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Substandard guttering

In a Torquay HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

In Torquay, an example may be too few downspouts. The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Torquay are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

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