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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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What building survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Minehead

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Minehead

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Minehead) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Minehead

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Minehead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Minehead property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Minehead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Minehead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are in the process of buying a flat in Minehead (TA24) for around £103, 876. What different issues will your Minehead RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Minehead ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property like the structural condition of the building or whether the home is landlocked. It is useful to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £93, 876, which is £10, 000 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £218, 784. 6, Friday Street, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 5UA was purchased for £27, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation

Report) which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A qualified RICS surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the variety of area items affecting property values.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Should we get a house surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to pests can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that blocked valley gutters had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Houses in Minehead that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Minehead with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to Silvey Roofing of 25 St. Lythans Rd, Barry, CF62 7NG on 01446 404838 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Minehead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Minehead property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Minehead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Minehead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are in the process of buying a flat in Minehead (TA24) for around £103, 876. What different issues will your Minehead RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Minehead ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property like the structural condition of the building or whether the home is landlocked. It is useful to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £93, 876, which is £10, 000 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £218, 784. 6, Friday Street, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 5UA was purchased for £27, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation



Report) which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A qualified RICS surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the variety of area items affecting property values.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Should we get a house surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to pests can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that blocked valley gutters had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Houses in Minehead that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Minehead with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to Silvey Roofing of 25 St. Lythans Rd, Barry, CF62 7NG on 01446 404838 for details.

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