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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whimple

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whimple

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Whimple) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whimple

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Whimple and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Whimple property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Whimple property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whimple Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor examine the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the location of the meter at the home, in addition to gas connected fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can the Home Buyers Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. In Whimple's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Whimple surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Whimple surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Whimple property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To properly appraise the correct valuation the valuer will take into account knowledge of Whimple and other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Whimple area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Whimple and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Whimple property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Whimple property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whimple Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor examine the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the location of the meter at the home, in addition to gas connected fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can the Home Buyers Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. In Whimple's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Whimple surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Whimple surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Whimple property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To properly appraise the correct valuation the valuer will take into account knowledge of Whimple and other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Whimple area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

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