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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totnes

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totnes

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Totnes) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totnes

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Totnes and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Totnes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totnes property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Totnes Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to lease we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a Totnes survey advise the electrics?

When conducting a Totnes Home Survey the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. He or she is trained to issues like examining the outside installations such as power in garages.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey in Totnes .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would be advised to on guard for if purchasing a converted house in Totnes in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. The value of homes will be higher which is down to them being in good order. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is possibly so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Totnes Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

House Prices

There is a detached house in TQ9 with an asking price of £299, 559. What will a qualified surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Totnes ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as the homes proximity to contaminated land or the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to consider values recorded in Totnes for similar properties.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £301, 659, which is £2, 100 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £290, 518. Two Ways, 20A, Denys Road, Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9 5TW a detached property was purchased for £127, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Totnes and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Totnes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totnes property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Totnes Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to lease we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a Totnes survey advise the electrics?

When conducting a Totnes Home Survey the RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. He or she is trained to issues like examining the outside installations such as power in garages.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey in Totnes .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).



Conservation area

Will there be any things we would be advised to on guard for if purchasing a converted house in Totnes in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. The value of homes will be higher which is down to them being in good order. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is possibly so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Totnes Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

House Prices

There is a detached house in TQ9 with an asking price of £299, 559. What will a qualified surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Totnes ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as the homes proximity to contaminated land or the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to consider values recorded in Totnes for similar properties.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £301, 659, which is £2, 100 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £290, 518. Two Ways, 20A, Denys Road, Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9 5TW a detached property was purchased for £127, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

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