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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 Yeovil

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yeovil

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Yeovil) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yeovil

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Yeovil and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Yeovil property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Yeovil property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Yeovil Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Yeovil builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to handle it yourself. Yeovil Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a house next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: hazardous refuse. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Yeovil will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and South Somerset Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

Yeovil Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a cost of reinstatement as standard. To ascertain the property's value your surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions, for example it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal problems like there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Yeovil and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Yeovil property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Yeovil property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Yeovil Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Yeovil builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to handle it yourself. Yeovil Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.



Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a house next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: hazardous refuse. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Yeovil will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and South Somerset Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

Yeovil Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a cost of reinstatement as standard. To ascertain the property's value your surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions, for example it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal problems like there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

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