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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Saltash

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saltash

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Saltash) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saltash

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Saltash and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Saltash property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Saltash property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Saltash property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Saltash Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

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Does a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Yes. A will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter as part of the Saltash survey, as well as gas connected appliances, for instance chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be undone. The system will not be tested at all. Gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Saltash include ADS Gas of 3 Harebell Close, Pillmere, Saltash, Cornwall Tel. 07813746786 and Hodge Electrical & Mechanical Ltd of Lower Castle Cottage, Trematon, Saltash, Cornwall Tel. 01752843707.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does occur in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a property near Battery At Wearde Quay , will this affect the property's value?

Battery At Wearde Quay is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance often add to the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Carracawn Cross, Chapel At Earth Barton and Chapel At Shillingham.. A RICS valuer will include all local and regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Saltash. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Battery At Wearde Quay.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Saltash and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Saltash property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Saltash property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Saltash property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Saltash Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Yes. A will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter as part of the Saltash survey, as well as gas connected appliances, for instance chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be undone. The system will not be tested at all. Gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Saltash include ADS Gas of 3 Harebell Close, Pillmere, Saltash, Cornwall Tel. 07813746786 and Hodge Electrical & Mechanical Ltd of Lower Castle Cottage, Trematon, Saltash, Cornwall Tel. 01752843707.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does occur in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a property near Battery At Wearde Quay , will this affect the property's value?

Battery At Wearde Quay is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance often add to the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Carracawn Cross, Chapel At Earth Barton and Chapel At Shillingham.. A RICS valuer will include all local and regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Saltash. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Battery At Wearde Quay.

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