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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Yeovil

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yeovil

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Yeovil) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yeovil

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Yeovil and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Yeovil property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Yeovil property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Yeovil Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it best to order a full structural survey prior to investing in a neglected, eighties converted apartment in Yeovil?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as the Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later Yeovil property assembled from normal construction materials and methods. If you are intending to buy an unconventional apartment like an unloved apartment - the Building Survey is the correct survey to get. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be dispatched to the prospective buyer summarising comprehensive and critical information about the standard of construction and repair of the home.

There are several restrictions with the survey because a local surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Yeovil apartment e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Yeovil.

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster and mortar to apply. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Yeovil Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show defects for example, when it is faced with on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Yeovil builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to handle it yourself. Yeovil Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Yeovil and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Yeovil property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Yeovil property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Yeovil Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it best to order a full structural survey prior to investing in a neglected, eighties converted apartment in Yeovil?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as the Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later Yeovil property assembled from normal construction materials and methods. If you are intending to buy an unconventional apartment like an unloved apartment - the Building Survey is the correct survey to get. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be dispatched to the prospective buyer summarising comprehensive and critical information about the standard of construction and repair of the home.

There are several restrictions with the survey because a local surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Yeovil apartment e.g. undoing electrical fittings.



Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Yeovil.

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster and mortar to apply. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Yeovil Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show defects for example, when it is faced with on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Yeovil builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to handle it yourself. Yeovil Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

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