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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Yelverton

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yelverton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Yelverton) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yelverton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Full Structural Survey
    Peel House, Drakes Park, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon, PL20

  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Cotts, Weir Quay, Bere Alston, Yelverton, PL20

Home Buyers Survey Yelverton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Yelverton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Yelverton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the Yelverton property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Yelverton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Yelverton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property in Yelverton and the owner has stated that it has been constructed with Portland stone. What defects should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Wroxton Limestone to Hopton Wood Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Yennadon Quarry, Iron Mine Lane, Dousland, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6NA, quarrying Slate, for details. Call 01822 855525 for more information.

If you need more assistance, contact a Yelverton expert. For example, Yennadon Stone Ltd at Iron Mill Lane, Dousland, Yelverton, PL20 6NA may help.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an old converted cow-house. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can concern buyers, and Yelverton structures constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In addition, some homes in Yelverton are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Yelverton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Yelverton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the Yelverton property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Yelverton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Yelverton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property in Yelverton and the owner has stated that it has been constructed with Portland stone. What defects should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Wroxton Limestone to Hopton Wood Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Yennadon Quarry, Iron Mine Lane, Dousland, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6NA, quarrying Slate, for details. Call 01822 855525 for more information.



If you need more assistance, contact a Yelverton expert. For example, Yennadon Stone Ltd at Iron Mill Lane, Dousland, Yelverton, PL20 6NA may help.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an old converted cow-house. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can concern buyers, and Yelverton structures constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In addition, some homes in Yelverton are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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