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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ottery St Mary

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ottery St Mary

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ottery St Mary) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional , for example cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ottery St Mary

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ottery St Mary and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ottery St Mary property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ottery St Mary property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ottery St Mary House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in EX11 for around £254, 283. What different issues will your surveyor allow for in the process of a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values from the tenure to the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to consider house values recorded in Ottery St Mary for similar properties.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £272, 583, which is £18, 300 more than the amount being asked. Rivendell, Lower Broad Oak Road, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, East Devon, Devon, EX11 1UF a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £540, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.

A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Ottery St Mary, does the chartered surveyor search for indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Ottery St Mary in question is in danger. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example coatings spayed on beams.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement sheet.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ottery St Mary and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ottery St Mary property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ottery St Mary property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ottery St Mary House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in EX11 for around £254, 283. What different issues will your surveyor allow for in the process of a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values from the tenure to the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to consider house values recorded in Ottery St Mary for similar properties.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £272, 583, which is £18, 300 more than the amount being asked. Rivendell, Lower Broad Oak Road, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, East Devon, Devon, EX11 1UF a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £540, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.



A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Ottery St Mary, does the chartered surveyor search for indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Ottery St Mary in question is in danger. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example coatings spayed on beams.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement sheet.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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