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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Truro

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Truro

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Truro) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Truro

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Truro and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Truro property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Truro property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Truro Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Truro property surveyor give for residences built from Flemish bond walls? What impact do Truro environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed properties in Truro feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by distinct issues, including inadequate damp-proofing and signs of movement. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with feedback.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

Truro home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Truro House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like a sticking door in the lounge can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Truro market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Truro and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Truro property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Truro property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Truro Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Truro property surveyor give for residences built from Flemish bond walls? What impact do Truro environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed properties in Truro feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by distinct issues, including inadequate damp-proofing and signs of movement. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with feedback.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

Truro home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Truro House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like a sticking door in the lounge can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Truro market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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