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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tiverton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tiverton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Tiverton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tiverton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Tiverton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tiverton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Tiverton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tiverton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property near Bampton Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Bampton Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other local sites of interest are Berry Castle, Canonsleigh Abbey and Castle Close.. The surveyor will include many regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Tiverton. Refer to the English Heritage website for further information on Bampton Castle.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Edwardian property needs work - what should we do? What impact do Tiverton environmental conditions have?

Tiverton brick-walled apartments can be subject to numerous defects, from erosion to thermal movement. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Bansal Building Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8514 4316 or 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA.

One example is Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Tiverton, and think we saw signs of pests in the shower room - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances. This concern should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Tiverton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tiverton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Tiverton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tiverton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property near Bampton Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Bampton Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other local sites of interest are Berry Castle, Canonsleigh Abbey and Castle Close.. The surveyor will include many regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Tiverton. Refer to the English Heritage website for further information on Bampton Castle.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Edwardian property needs work - what should we do? What impact do Tiverton environmental conditions have?

Tiverton brick-walled apartments can be subject to numerous defects, from erosion to thermal movement. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Bansal Building Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8514 4316 or 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA.

One example is Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Tiverton, and think we saw signs of pests in the shower room - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances. This concern should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

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