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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Helston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Helston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Helston) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Helston

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers 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 on a property in Helston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Helston property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Helston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s residential property with stone walls. What matters should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including delaminated or cracked paintwork affect many stone-walled buildings in Helston. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Helston are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Helston building we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Helston properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This problem should be taken seriously. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Contact a specialist, e.g. Be-ta-Pest (SW), 6 Menehay View, Budock Water, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5DS, or call 0132 637 6221, to discuss remedial options.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am interested to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the Helston surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Helston a surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition.

This should include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial sections of the wiring in addition to things, for example inspecting the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Helston.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Helston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Helston property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Helston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s residential property with stone walls. What matters should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including delaminated or cracked paintwork affect many stone-walled buildings in Helston. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Helston are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.



Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Helston building we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Helston properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This problem should be taken seriously. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Contact a specialist, e.g. Be-ta-Pest (SW), 6 Menehay View, Budock Water, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5DS, or call 0132 637 6221, to discuss remedial options.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am interested to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the Helston surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Helston a surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition.

This should include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial sections of the wiring in addition to things, for example inspecting the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Helston.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

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