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Home Buyers Survey in Salcombe

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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 Salcombe

    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 Salcombe

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Salcombe) 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 Salcombe

    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 Salcombe

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Salcombe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Salcombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Salcombe property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Salcombe Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am intending to acquire I noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Salcombe write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Salcombe Home Survey the home surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state. This should include a general inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Conservation area

Are there any things I would need to on guard for if planning to buy a flat in Salcombe in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Salcombe surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local factors and the connection they have with the home. Prices will likely be higher because of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors are expected tell you if the planned purchase looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of a Salcombe Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Bartons are based in Island Street, South Hams, Devon, TQ8 8DP and may be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01548 843005

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Will my Home Survey look into this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Salcombe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that the had been a problem with poor insulation. What should we look into during the survey?

Residences in Salcombe with no other major issues will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as bad drainage. From decking to ridge flashing, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Salcombe, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor in Salcombe for the job itself. Speak to Ryder Gary of 101 Blachford Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0AE on 01752 690485 for details.