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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crediton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crediton

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Crediton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crediton

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crediton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Crediton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Crediton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crediton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. Broadly speaking, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Loose glazing in a door frame, for example, would be reported here.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Crediton property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your RICS valuer should use experience of property in Crediton as well as other factors about the property for instance: general condition. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am hoping to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Crediton your surveyor should usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a non invasive view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like verifying the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Crediton.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crediton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Crediton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Crediton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crediton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. Broadly speaking, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Loose glazing in a door frame, for example, would be reported here.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Crediton property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your RICS valuer should use experience of property in Crediton as well as other factors about the property for instance: general condition. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am hoping to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Crediton your surveyor should usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a non invasive view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like verifying the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Crediton.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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