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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boscastle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boscastle

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Boscastle) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boscastle

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Boscastle and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Boscastle property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Boscastle property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Boscastle property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Boscastle Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond repair tips for the Tudor house we're buying? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick residential property be subject to various issues and defects. These can include moisture damage or defective mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. One serious matter is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Watts Brickwork, Unit 6 Gurnos Ind Est/Bethel Rd, Ystalyfera, Swansea, SA9 2HW on 01639 842459 for a quote for repair work.

A range of techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Cornwall Local Authority and advise you .

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco home in Boscastle that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is very like any other render in its nature. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes report issues for example trapped water leading to problems with damp.

Another example of problems might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-applying Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Boscastle and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Boscastle property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Boscastle property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Boscastle property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Boscastle Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond repair tips for the Tudor house we're buying? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick residential property be subject to various issues and defects. These can include moisture damage or defective mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. One serious matter is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Watts Brickwork, Unit 6 Gurnos Ind Est/Bethel Rd, Ystalyfera, Swansea, SA9 2HW on 01639 842459 for a quote for repair work.



A range of techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Cornwall Local Authority and advise you .

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco home in Boscastle that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is very like any other render in its nature. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes report issues for example trapped water leading to problems with damp.

Another example of problems might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-applying Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

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