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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carbis Bay

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carbis Bay

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Carbis Bay) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carbis Bay

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Carbis Bay

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Carbis Bay and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Carbis Bay property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Carbis Bay property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Carbis Bay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Carbis Bay Property Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Carbis Bay house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Carbis Bay, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may

need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are hoping to purchase we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Homebuyer Report in Carbis Bay write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Carbis Bay Building Survey a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring in addition to potential areas for concern such as checking the state of the visible wiring. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Carbis Bay. Looking at any documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Carbis Bay.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Carbis Bay Home Buyers Suveys can show defects e.g. when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks.

Another example of problems could result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Carbis Bay and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Carbis Bay property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Carbis Bay property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Carbis Bay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Carbis Bay Property Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Carbis Bay house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Carbis Bay, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may



need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are hoping to purchase we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Homebuyer Report in Carbis Bay write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Carbis Bay Building Survey a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring in addition to potential areas for concern such as checking the state of the visible wiring. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Carbis Bay. Looking at any documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Carbis Bay.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Carbis Bay Home Buyers Suveys can show defects e.g. when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks.

Another example of problems could result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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