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Property
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tavistock

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tavistock

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tavistock) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tavistock

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Tavistock and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Tavistock property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Tavistock property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Tavistock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we should be conscious of if planning to buy a home in Tavistock inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Tavistock are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area factors and any effect they have on the building and its value. House prices will likely be inflated because of conservation areas retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to tell you if the home could be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported but these are really more a concern for the solicitor. Goodman King are based in 1 Canal Road, West Devon, Devon, PL19 8AR and may be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01822 615510

English Heritage

I am buying a building near Castle Head Promontory Fort , will this affect the property's value?

Castle Head Promontory Fort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can certainly add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are Earthworks On Brent Tor, Horse Bridge and Hut Circles Sw Of Wedlake.. Your RICS valuer will include all regional factors during the home buyers survey in Tavistock. See the English Heritage website for further information on Castle Head Promontory Fort.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Tavistock houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Tavistock and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Tavistock property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Tavistock property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Tavistock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we should be conscious of if planning to buy a home in Tavistock inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Tavistock are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area factors and any effect they have on the building and its value. House prices will likely be inflated because of conservation areas retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs



Surveyors are trained to tell you if the home could be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported but these are really more a concern for the solicitor. Goodman King are based in 1 Canal Road, West Devon, Devon, PL19 8AR and may be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01822 615510

English Heritage

I am buying a building near Castle Head Promontory Fort , will this affect the property's value?

Castle Head Promontory Fort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can certainly add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are Earthworks On Brent Tor, Horse Bridge and Hut Circles Sw Of Wedlake.. Your RICS valuer will include all regional factors during the home buyers survey in Tavistock. See the English Heritage website for further information on Castle Head Promontory Fort.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Tavistock houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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