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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Umberleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Umberleigh

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Umberleigh) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Umberleigh

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Umberleigh and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Umberleigh property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Umberleigh property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Umberleigh House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes can be blighted by roofing woes. From ceiling joists to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with groundwater level variations and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Umberleigh's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself., such as warped window frames in the kitchen. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

House Prices

We are intend to be investing in a property in the centre of EX37. It is on the market for £305, 052. What things does the Umberleigh chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Umberleigh ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect house prices like plumbing problems or whether there are any original features. It can help to analyse house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £291, 452, which is £13, 600 less than £305, 052. 10, Barnstaple Close, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX37 9PP a detached house sold for £173, 500 .

The best way to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Umberleigh and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Umberleigh property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Umberleigh property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Umberleigh House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes can be blighted by roofing woes. From ceiling joists to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with groundwater level variations and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Umberleigh's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself., such as warped window frames in the kitchen. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

House Prices

We are intend to be investing in a property in the centre of EX37. It is on the market for £305, 052. What things does the Umberleigh chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Umberleigh ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect house prices like plumbing problems or whether there are any original features. It can help to analyse house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £291, 452, which is £13, 600 less than £305, 052. 10, Barnstaple Close, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX37 9PP a detached house sold for £173, 500 .

The best way to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

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