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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Paignton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Paignton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Paignton) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Paignton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Paignton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Paignton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Paignton property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Paignton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home in Paignton with Forest of Dean stone walls. Which defects should we consider?

Buyers of listed buildings built with stone should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used, which the local authority may police, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Heathfield Sand Quarry, Sandygate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ4 8PJ for details. Call 01626 368218 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Paignton property built in the late 70s, but it has clay foundations. Can my Property Survey investigate this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with groundwater level variations and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Paignton property's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Paignton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the thirties house I am hoping to lease it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the Paignton surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Paignton the surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state.

This will include a non invasive check of open or exposed sections of the wiring in addition to areas like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Paignton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Paignton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Paignton property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Paignton House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home in Paignton with Forest of Dean stone walls. Which defects should we consider?

Buyers of listed buildings built with stone should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used, which the local authority may police, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Heathfield Sand Quarry, Sandygate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ4 8PJ for details. Call 01626 368218 for more information.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Paignton property built in the late 70s, but it has clay foundations. Can my Property Survey investigate this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with groundwater level variations and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Paignton property's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Paignton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the thirties house I am hoping to lease it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the Paignton surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Paignton the surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state.

This will include a non invasive check of open or exposed sections of the wiring in addition to areas like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

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