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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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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chulmleigh

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chulmleigh

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chulmleigh) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chulmleigh

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chulmleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Chulmleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Chulmleigh property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chulmleigh Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to look into when planning to buy a building in Chulmleigh in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Chulmleigh must have knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have on the home. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher because of the areas being in their original state. However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the location could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Chulmleigh Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the building should be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Nicholas Huber & Co are based in 23 Newport Street, Torridge, Devon, EX16 6NL should be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01884 255515

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation in the area. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Chulmleigh property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1964-built house in Chulmleigh and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chulmleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Chulmleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Chulmleigh property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chulmleigh Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to look into when planning to buy a building in Chulmleigh in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Chulmleigh must have knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have on the home. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher because of the areas being in their original state. However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the location could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Chulmleigh Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the building should be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Nicholas Huber & Co are based in 23 Newport Street, Torridge, Devon, EX16 6NL should be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01884 255515



Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation in the area. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Chulmleigh property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1964-built house in Chulmleigh and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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