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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Exminster

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Exminster

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Exminster) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Exminster

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Exminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Exminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exminster property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Exminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Exminster. Will access to the structure's roof be problematic?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes may be exposed to damage to the roof, including. From trusses to wind braces, every part of the roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A Exminster roofing contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote. Contact Bailey P of 172 Chestnut Av, Exeter, EX2 6DP on 01392 202955 for a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken without delay. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Exminster survey. Your Exminster surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the house in Exminster we plan to buy. What can we do?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Exminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Exminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exminster property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Exminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Exminster. Will access to the structure's roof be problematic?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes may be exposed to damage to the roof, including. From trusses to wind braces, every part of the roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A Exminster roofing contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote. Contact Bailey P of 172 Chestnut Av, Exeter, EX2 6DP on 01392 202955 for a quote.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken without delay. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Exminster survey. Your Exminster surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the house in Exminster we plan to buy. What can we do?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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