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Home Buyers Survey in Lostwithiel

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Lostwithiel

    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 Lostwithiel

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

    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 Lostwithiel

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lostwithiel property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lostwithiel property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Lostwithiel House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds for example. Technically all forms are ultimately potentially fatal and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Never try to handle it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during a Lostwithiel building survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Lostwithiel Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco regency house in Lostwithiel that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It can have lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Lostwithiel Home Buyers Suveys can show issues for instance when it is exposed to driving rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Lostwithiel property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and also a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will call upon experience of property in Lostwithiel and other considerations about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no costly legal issues such as proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.