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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Austell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Austell

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Austell) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Austell

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in St Austell and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the St Austell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the St Austell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant St Austell Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a derelict, seventies duplex maisonette near St Austell?

Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its reclassification recently by RICS. A Building Survey is now the right choice if buying a modified maisonette such as a tatty St Austell house. A Building Survey will detail in depth and often critical insight concerning the buildings construction as well as any important technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. You can compare home buyers surveys in St Austell - click here.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would be advised to look into if purchasing a converted flat in St Austell near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect they have with the building. The value of homes will be enhanced due to the areas being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a St Austell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your legal representation. Unconsented changes to the property may also be reported in the St Austell survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Nalders are a local firm situated at Cannis House, Cornwall, Cornwall, PL25 4QU and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01726 879333

Stone block wall damage

Can Slate-built houses be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in St Austell are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Great Longstone Quarry, Whitemoor, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DD, which quarries China Clay Waste, for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in St Austell and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the St Austell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the St Austell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant St Austell Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a derelict, seventies duplex maisonette near St Austell?

Building Survey has taken over the Structural Survey following its reclassification recently by RICS. A Building Survey is now the right choice if buying a modified maisonette such as a tatty St Austell house. A Building Survey will detail in depth and often critical insight concerning the buildings construction as well as any important technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. You can compare home buyers surveys in St Austell - click here.



Conservation area

Are there any factors I would be advised to look into if purchasing a converted flat in St Austell near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect they have with the building. The value of homes will be enhanced due to the areas being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a St Austell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your legal representation. Unconsented changes to the property may also be reported in the St Austell survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Nalders are a local firm situated at Cannis House, Cornwall, Cornwall, PL25 4QU and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01726 879333

Stone block wall damage

Can Slate-built houses be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in St Austell are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Great Longstone Quarry, Whitemoor, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DD, which quarries China Clay Waste, for details.

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