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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 Ivybridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ivybridge

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ivybridge) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ivybridge

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Ivybridge and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ivybridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ivybridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ivybridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a flat near Blowing House N Of Dry Lake , will this affect the property's value?

Blowing House N Of Dry Lake is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local sites of interest are Blowing House N Of Yealm Steps, Cairn On Northern Harford Moor and Cairn On Piles Hill.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Ivybridge. See the English Heritage website for further information on Blowing House N Of Dry Lake.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Ivybridge and are looking for properties constructed with English bond walls. What input does a Ivybridge property surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Ivybridge brick-walled homes can indicate several common problems. A problem regularly identified is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Capital Brickwork, 3 Chesterton Dr, Redhill, RH1 3NZ on 01737 643316 for a quote for repair work.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I expect to move into it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Ivybridge a surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor condition. This will include an overview look-over of the open parts of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. whether there are miniature circuit breakers. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey in Ivybridge. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey in Ivybridge .

The IEE suggest that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For expert local Ivybridge help from a certified electrician call Watkins , 15 Long Park, Modbury, Ivybridge, PL21 0RP .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Ivybridge and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ivybridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ivybridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ivybridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a flat near Blowing House N Of Dry Lake , will this affect the property's value?

Blowing House N Of Dry Lake is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local sites of interest are Blowing House N Of Yealm Steps, Cairn On Northern Harford Moor and Cairn On Piles Hill.. A RICS surveyor will consider all local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Ivybridge. See the English Heritage website for further information on Blowing House N Of Dry Lake.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Ivybridge and are looking for properties constructed with English bond walls. What input does a Ivybridge property surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Ivybridge brick-walled homes can indicate several common problems. A problem regularly identified is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Capital Brickwork, 3 Chesterton Dr, Redhill, RH1 3NZ on 01737 643316 for a quote for repair work.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I expect to move into it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Ivybridge a surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor condition. This will include an overview look-over of the open parts of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. whether there are miniature circuit breakers. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey in Ivybridge. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey in Ivybridge .

The IEE suggest that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For expert local Ivybridge help from a certified electrician call Watkins , 15 Long Park, Modbury, Ivybridge, PL21 0RP .

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