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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Honiton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built 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 Honiton

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Honiton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Honiton

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Honiton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Honiton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Honiton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Honiton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Honiton, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the building survey inquire into water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and owning a Honiton property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the house survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Substandard guttering

In a Honiton HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as defects in the sewer system. Scuppers missing from roof drains, for example, would be reported here.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Honiton. Can the Building Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Honiton can have unwanted consequences. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the drawing room wall, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Honiton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Honiton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Honiton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Honiton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Honiton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Honiton, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the building survey inquire into water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and owning a Honiton property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the house survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Substandard guttering

In a Honiton HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as defects in the sewer system. Scuppers missing from roof drains, for example, would be reported here.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Honiton. Can the Building Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Honiton can have unwanted consequences. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the drawing room wall, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Honiton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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