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Property
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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Torrington. What warnings would a Torrington surveyor give? What impact do Torrington environmental conditions have?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also experience several common problems, such as thermal movement. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. SS Constructions may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Great Pk Rd, Rotherham, S61 3PE or 07857 807184.

A range of techniques of brick building can be found across the UK. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be difficult to arrange. What advice would the surveyor give in their report?

Torrington houses in good condition can still be subject to issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Torrington, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Torrington builder with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Torrington home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the market value your chartered surveyor should use experience of property in Torrington and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any costly legal issues for example Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures like issues with access, are made as well as any significant Torrington environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Torrington. What warnings would a Torrington surveyor give? What impact do Torrington environmental conditions have?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also experience several common problems, such as thermal movement. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. SS Constructions may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Great Pk Rd, Rotherham, S61 3PE or 07857 807184.

A range of techniques of brick building can be found across the UK. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be difficult to arrange. What advice would the surveyor give in their report?

Torrington houses in good condition can still be subject to issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Torrington, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Torrington builder with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Torrington home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the market value your chartered surveyor should use experience of property in Torrington and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any costly legal issues for example Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures like issues with access, are made as well as any significant Torrington environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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