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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Falmouth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Falmouth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Falmouth) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Falmouth

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Falmouth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Falmouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Falmouth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Falmouth House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Falmouth homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your

Home Buyers Survey in Falmouth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Isolated patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a home near Merthen Camp , will this affect the property's value?

Merthen Camp is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Nanjarrow Cross, Pixie'S Hall, The Round and Carlidnack.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Falmouth. See the English Heritage website for more information on Merthen Camp.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Falmouth, and can a Falmouth property surveyor check for signs of flood damage, or if other properties have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are at a high risk of flooding damage; sensible owners and home purchasers in Falmouth are right to consider precautions. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Falmouth home or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Falmouth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Falmouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Falmouth property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Falmouth House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Falmouth homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your



Home Buyers Survey in Falmouth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Isolated patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a home near Merthen Camp , will this affect the property's value?

Merthen Camp is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Nanjarrow Cross, Pixie'S Hall, The Round and Carlidnack.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Falmouth. See the English Heritage website for more information on Merthen Camp.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Falmouth, and can a Falmouth property surveyor check for signs of flood damage, or if other properties have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are at a high risk of flooding damage; sensible owners and home purchasers in Falmouth are right to consider precautions. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Falmouth home or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

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