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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Truro

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Truro

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Truro) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Truro

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Truro property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Truro property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Truro Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a residential property constructed Kentish Rag stone. Which major issues should we consider?

Maintenance costs for stone-built Truro property can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cornwall Council, Highways Dept, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY for details. Call 03001 234222 for more information.

To source a specific stone material, consider a stonemason or specialist in Truro. For example, Truro Granite Ltd, 175 Bodmin Rd, Truro, TR1 1RA (Phone: 01872 273885) may help.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Truro? Will the chartered surveyor report on this?

Both in Truro, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet weather can have on a home is not considered by property buyers. If you have only been to the residence in on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible, and may lead to water damage. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are interested to move into, the agent said that there is old wiring - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Truro your RICS surveyor will typically mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a visual check of exposed parts of the wiring and other areas e.g. whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Truro.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Truro .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Truro property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Truro property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Truro Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a residential property constructed Kentish Rag stone. Which major issues should we consider?

Maintenance costs for stone-built Truro property can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cornwall Council, Highways Dept, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY for details. Call 03001 234222 for more information.

To source a specific stone material, consider a stonemason or specialist in Truro. For example, Truro Granite Ltd, 175 Bodmin Rd, Truro, TR1 1RA (Phone: 01872 273885) may help.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Truro? Will the chartered surveyor report on this?

Both in Truro, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet weather can have on a home is not considered by property buyers. If you have only been to the residence in on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible, and may lead to water damage. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are interested to move into, the agent said that there is old wiring - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Truro your RICS surveyor will typically mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a visual check of exposed parts of the wiring and other areas e.g. whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Truro.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Truro .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).

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