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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Babbacombe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Babbacombe

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Babbacombe) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Babbacombe

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Babbacombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Babbacombe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Babbacombe House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a house in Babbacombe. Can the Babbacombe Building Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Babbacombe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

House Prices

We are in the process of buying a detached house in TQ2 for £179, 670. What things does the RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Babbacombe ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. It can help to put side by side values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £176, 170, which is £3, 500 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £165, 003. The Coppice, Oak House 4, Hameldown Close, Torquay, Torbay, Torbay, TQ2 7FD a detached home sold for £246, 950 .

The best way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Babbacombe which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional RICS surveyor should go to the site as well as allowing for the wealth of location factors that can affect values.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Babbacombe house and the seller has informed us that it has been constructed with Hopton Wood stone. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

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.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Babbacombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Babbacombe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Babbacombe House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a house in Babbacombe. Can the Babbacombe Building Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Babbacombe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



House Prices

We are in the process of buying a detached house in TQ2 for £179, 670. What things does the RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Babbacombe ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. It can help to put side by side values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £176, 170, which is £3, 500 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £165, 003. The Coppice, Oak House 4, Hameldown Close, Torquay, Torbay, Torbay, TQ2 7FD a detached home sold for £246, 950 .

The best way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Babbacombe which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional RICS surveyor should go to the site as well as allowing for the wealth of location factors that can affect values.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Babbacombe house and the seller has informed us that it has been constructed with Hopton Wood stone. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

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.

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