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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bude

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bude

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bude) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bude

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bude and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bude property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Bude property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bude property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Bude Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could wet conditions have on a Bude home? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not given more thought by house purchasers. Signs that downspouts are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has stated that it has been partially constructed with stone. Are there specific potential issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Bude properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Appledore Wharf, Bidna Yard, Hubbastone Road, Appledore, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1LZ, quarrying Marine Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01237 476775 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bude, and think we saw signs of pests in the kitchen - Should we get a surveyor?

Buyers in Bude should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. This issue should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include removal of infected furniture. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bude and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bude property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Bude property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bude property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Bude Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could wet conditions have on a Bude home? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not given more thought by house purchasers. Signs that downspouts are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has stated that it has been partially constructed with stone. Are there specific potential issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Bude properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Appledore Wharf, Bidna Yard, Hubbastone Road, Appledore, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1LZ, quarrying Marine Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01237 476775 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bude, and think we saw signs of pests in the kitchen - Should we get a surveyor?

Buyers in Bude should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. This issue should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include removal of infected furniture. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

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