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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 building survey should I select for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Porthleven

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Porthleven

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Porthleven) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Porthleven

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Porthleven and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Porthleven property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Porthleven property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Porthleven Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century coast house. What impact will the property's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can create difficulties for an owner, and Porthleven structures employing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should verify when intending to buy a converted flat in Porthleven in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Porthleven need to have knowledge of local issues and any effect they have on the home. Property values will be greater due to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unapproved modifications to the building should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Vingoe Lloyd Solicitors are a local firm situated at The Great Office, Cornwall, Cornwall, TR13 8NF will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01326 555800

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include methane gas generation. Health issues such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Porthleven will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Cornwall Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Porthleven and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Porthleven property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Porthleven property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Porthleven Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century coast house. What impact will the property's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can create difficulties for an owner, and Porthleven structures employing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should verify when intending to buy a converted flat in Porthleven in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Porthleven need to have knowledge of local issues and any effect they have on the home. Property values will be greater due to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unapproved modifications to the building should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Vingoe Lloyd Solicitors are a local firm situated at The Great Office, Cornwall, Cornwall, TR13 8NF will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01326 555800

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include methane gas generation. Health issues such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Porthleven will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Cornwall Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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