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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Salcombe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Salcombe

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Salcombe) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Salcombe

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Salcombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Salcombe property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Salcombe Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of an infestation in the bedrooms. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Salcombe home buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with termites, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include methane gas generation. Potential health issues like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Salcombe will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and South Hams Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a home in Salcombe and spotted that the cellar floor was uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a bathroom window frame are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Salcombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Salcombe property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Salcombe Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of an infestation in the bedrooms. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Salcombe home buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with termites, or any pest, speak to your surveyor



Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include methane gas generation. Potential health issues like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Salcombe will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and South Hams Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a home in Salcombe and spotted that the cellar floor was uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a bathroom window frame are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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