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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Polperro

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Polperro

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Polperro) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Polperro

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Polperro and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Polperro property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the Polperro property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Polperro property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Polperro Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Polperro include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Polperro property will include an impartial valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating the value of the property the valuer will relate to experience of property in Polperro as well as other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no problematic legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Polperro area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall advice for the Victorian property we're purchasing? Is age a factor?

Brick buildings in Polperro will indicate several common problems, including weathering and sulphate attack. One problem often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. For more information, contact a local builder, Jenkins A I of 40 Armour Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HN on 0118-942 3046.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the building surveyor in Polperro give in their report?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by damp, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Polperro and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Polperro property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the Polperro property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Polperro property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Polperro Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Polperro include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Polperro property will include an impartial valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating the value of the property the valuer will relate to experience of property in Polperro as well as other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no problematic legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.



Additional local Polperro area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall advice for the Victorian property we're purchasing? Is age a factor?

Brick buildings in Polperro will indicate several common problems, including weathering and sulphate attack. One problem often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. For more information, contact a local builder, Jenkins A I of 40 Armour Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HN on 0118-942 3046.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the building surveyor in Polperro give in their report?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by damp, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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