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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 St Columb

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Columb

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Columb) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Columb

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Columb and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the St Columb property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the St Columb property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Columb House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a St Columb property will include an impartial valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will relate to local St Columb market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your St Columb surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried

out. RICS valuations assume that there are no significant legal problems such as planning permissions being in order. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local St Columb area conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor look for on a stucco home in St Columb.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Normally it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and St Columb Building Surveys can detail issues e.g. when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the road. What can we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. 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, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pests may include professional cleaning or destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Columb and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the St Columb property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the St Columb property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Columb House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a St Columb property will include an impartial valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will relate to local St Columb market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your St Columb surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried



out. RICS valuations assume that there are no significant legal problems such as planning permissions being in order. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local St Columb area conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor look for on a stucco home in St Columb.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Normally it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and St Columb Building Surveys can detail issues e.g. when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the road. What can we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. 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, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pests may include professional cleaning or destruction of tainted materials.

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