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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Topsham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Topsham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Topsham) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Topsham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Topsham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Topsham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Topsham property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would need to be aware of when purchasing a flat in Topsham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

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

Home Buyers Surveys in Topsham are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the home. Values is usually enhanced which is down to the areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors will tell you whether the property might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Topsham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unapproved

developments to the property may also be reported in the Topsham survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Truelegal Solicitors are a local firm situated at 76 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HQ and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 01392 879 414

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to buying a converted Victorian loft flat near Topsham?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the flat described. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a mid century or later unmodified flat assembled from typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that several limitations are integral with the survey - a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the flat for example, or investigate the internal state of any flues. Also flats usually make it harder to survey the building, and your appointed surveyor is only authorised give details on the flat itself, however he may also outline information about other sections of the property e.g. evidence of movement to the building. For more information and a survey comparison see surveys compared.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about insects on the road. What can we do?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Topsham. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies to pest problems can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Topsham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Topsham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Topsham property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would need to be aware of when purchasing a flat in Topsham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

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

Home Buyers Surveys in Topsham are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the home. Values is usually enhanced which is down to the areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors will tell you whether the property might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Topsham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unapproved



developments to the property may also be reported in the Topsham survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Truelegal Solicitors are a local firm situated at 76 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HQ and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 01392 879 414

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to buying a converted Victorian loft flat near Topsham?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the flat described. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a mid century or later unmodified flat assembled from typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that several limitations are integral with the survey - a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the flat for example, or investigate the internal state of any flues. Also flats usually make it harder to survey the building, and your appointed surveyor is only authorised give details on the flat itself, however he may also outline information about other sections of the property e.g. evidence of movement to the building. For more information and a survey comparison see surveys compared.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about insects on the road. What can we do?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Topsham. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies to pest problems can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

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