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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Torrington

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Torrington

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Torrington) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Torrington

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torrington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Torrington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Torrington property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Torrington Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account endeavour to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Torrington surveyor should note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause problems for the buyer? Which related issues should we consider?

The cost of repairs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, cracks being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Newbridge Stone Co, Newbridge Quarry, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8RQ for details. Call 01805 804567 for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that this issue is usually overlooked by buyers. If you have visited the property on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torrington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Torrington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Torrington property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Torrington Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account endeavour to disturb it yourself.



Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Torrington surveyor should note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause problems for the buyer? Which related issues should we consider?

The cost of repairs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, cracks being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Newbridge Stone Co, Newbridge Quarry, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8RQ for details. Call 01805 804567 for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that this issue is usually overlooked by buyers. If you have visited the property on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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