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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Looe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Looe

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Looe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Looe

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Looe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Looe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Looe property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Looe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco house in Looe.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a smooth and flat solid render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very similar to any other render. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Looe Building Surveys sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as craftsmen are becoming rarer.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older renovated farmhouse in Looe. Will the house's age be a concern?

Vernacular architecture can concern buyers. Looe property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for Looe listed buildings, .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be worth checking affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Looe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Looe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Looe property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Looe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco house in Looe.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a smooth and flat solid render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very similar to any other render. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Looe Building Surveys sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as craftsmen are becoming rarer.



Traditionally built property

I am buying an older renovated farmhouse in Looe. Will the house's age be a concern?

Vernacular architecture can concern buyers. Looe property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for Looe listed buildings, .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be worth checking affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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