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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Braunton

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Braunton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Braunton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Braunton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Braunton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Braunton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Braunton property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Braunton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can create problems for property in Braunton. Does a Braunton Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Braunton buyers. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. In Braunton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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 avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports - Will access to the roofing be hard to organise?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing problems like damp. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact A S E Roofing Ltd of 2 Princess Avenue, Ilfracombe, EX34 9LW on 01271 864096 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a home. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Braunton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Braunton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Braunton property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Braunton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can create problems for property in Braunton. Does a Braunton Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Braunton buyers. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. In Braunton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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 avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports - Will access to the roofing be hard to organise?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing problems like damp. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact A S E Roofing Ltd of 2 Princess Avenue, Ilfracombe, EX34 9LW on 01271 864096 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a home. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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