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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sidmouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sidmouth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sidmouth) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sidmouth

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Sidmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Sidmouth property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sidmouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On a Sidmouth HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components are reported on. Cracked render is an example of this. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give purchasers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sidmouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. Maintenance tips include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sidmouth should be able to supply local stone.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Sidmouth subsidence could be worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Sidmouth Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. A builder should return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose because the issues which a Sidmouth surveyor will seek to find could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Sidmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Sidmouth property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sidmouth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On a Sidmouth HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components are reported on. Cracked render is an example of this. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give purchasers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sidmouth are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. Maintenance tips include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sidmouth should be able to supply local stone.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Sidmouth subsidence could be worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Sidmouth Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. A builder should return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose because the issues which a Sidmouth surveyor will seek to find could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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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