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Valuation
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Report
Building
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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 Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Templecombe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Templecombe

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Templecombe) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Templecombe

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This 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 opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Templecombe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Templecombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Templecombe property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Templecombe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Templecombe RICS surveyors will flag up any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to South Somerset Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a warehouse conversion in Templecombe. Will the house's age be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can create issues for homeowners, and Templecombe property constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey.If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the surveyor for more detail. Built between 1615 and 1615, High St, The Manor House, Kitchen Wing is an example of a traditional kitchen range in Templecombe.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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 opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Templecombe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Templecombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Templecombe property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Templecombe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Templecombe RICS surveyors will flag up any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to South Somerset Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a warehouse conversion in Templecombe. Will the house's age be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can create issues for homeowners, and Templecombe property constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey.If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the surveyor for more detail. Built between 1615 and 1615, High St, The Manor House, Kitchen Wing is an example of a traditional kitchen range in Templecombe.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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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