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Home Buyers Survey in Colyton

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Colyton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Colyton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Colyton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Colyton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Colyton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Colyton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Colyton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Colyton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Colyton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a detached property in Colyton (EX24) for around £322, 558. What factors will Colyton chartered surveyor consider on a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from the price of property from the general economy to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. You can try to set against values achieved in the area for similar properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £316, 958, which is £5, 600 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. 8, Bishop Court, Colyton, East Devon, Devon, EX24 6RQ a detached house sold for £265, 000 .

The only way for you to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Colyton property what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be investigated. Insulation problems would be reported here, for example. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Colyton home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Colyton surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of pests in the bathroom. What can we do?

Homes in Colyton are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for insect infestation may include use of poison and removal or excision of affected timber. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check gutters?

I find it odd that the effect which wet conditions has on Colyton property is often overlooked. One indication that downspouts are blocked is mildew or damp in the roof. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.