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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsbridge

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kingsbridge) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsbridge

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Kingsbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Kingsbridge property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kingsbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we need to look into if buying a period property in Kingsbridge near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the property. Property values tends to be greater as a result of them being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will report whether the building looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process.

Out of keeping changes to the property may be reported but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Kingsbridge. Can a HomeBuyer Report investigate flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are exposed to floods, and owning a Kingsbridge property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property in Kingsbridge through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a hard-to-open living room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Kingsbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Kingsbridge property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kingsbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we need to look into if buying a period property in Kingsbridge near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the property. Property values tends to be greater as a result of them being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will report whether the building looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process.



Out of keeping changes to the property may be reported but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Kingsbridge. Can a HomeBuyer Report investigate flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are exposed to floods, and owning a Kingsbridge property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property in Kingsbridge through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a hard-to-open living room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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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