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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bodmin

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bodmin

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bodmin) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bodmin

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Bodmin and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bodmin property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Bodmin property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Bodmin Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Bodmin which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just dense render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. Stucco is similar to any other render. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Bodmin Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in eaves.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break it and expert advice should be sought immediately. You should not try to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos risks and should suggest experts are consulted.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Bodmin, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can my Bodmin Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home'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.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Bodmin and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bodmin property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Bodmin property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Bodmin Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Bodmin which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just dense render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. Stucco is similar to any other render. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Bodmin Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in eaves.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break it and expert advice should be sought immediately. You should not try to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos risks and should suggest experts are consulted.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Bodmin, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can my Bodmin Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home'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.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

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