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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Devizes

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Devizes

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Devizes) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Devizes

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Devizes and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Devizes property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Devizes property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Devizes property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Devizes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a Devizes property - Is a Property Survey advisable?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Devizes. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to an infestation can include use of poison. The home surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in Devizes, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

The lives of many homeowners in Devizes and across the UK have been disrupted by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a property in Devizes in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in Devizes enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Devizes is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify because some of the signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Devizes and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Devizes property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Devizes property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Devizes property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Devizes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a Devizes property - Is a Property Survey advisable?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Devizes. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to an infestation can include use of poison. The home surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in Devizes, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

The lives of many homeowners in Devizes and across the UK have been disrupted by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a property in Devizes in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in Devizes enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Devizes is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify because some of the signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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