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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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What Survey is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Mawes

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Mawes

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Mawes) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Mawes

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Mawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the St Mawes property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Mawes property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant St Mawes House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the St Mawes building we plan to buy - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in St Mawes and the owner has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Cotswold stone. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to acquire it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in St Mawes advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a St Mawes Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will typically make a note on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a by sight view of any uncovered sections of the wiring in addition to issues like confirming the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Mawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the St Mawes property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Mawes property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant St Mawes House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the St Mawes building we plan to buy - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in St Mawes and the owner has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Cotswold stone. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to acquire it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in St Mawes advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a St Mawes Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will typically make a note on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a by sight view of any uncovered sections of the wiring in addition to issues like confirming the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

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