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Home Buyers Survey in Lyme Regis

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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 Lyme Regis

    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 Lyme Regis

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

    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 Lyme Regis

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lyme Regis and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Lyme Regis property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Lyme Regis property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lyme Regis House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a property in DT7 in Lyme Regis with an asking price of £202, 771. What things does the Lyme Regis RICS chartered surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Lyme Regis ?

There is a near endless list of things that can impact on property values e.g. any number of structural defects or the condition of shared common parts. It is useful to consider flat values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £178, 071, which is £24, 700 less than the amount being asked. The house/flat average was £330, 292. Sherwood, Flat 8, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, West Dorset, Dorset, DT7 3LS a leasehold flat sold for £90, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The surveyor will go to the site as well as allowing for the large variety of influences affecting values.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to look out for if buying a period property in Lyme Regis inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Lyme Regis need to have relevant knowledge of local issues and any connection may have on the building. House prices are generally enhanced due to conservation areas retaining original features. However many have fallen into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors will report if the planned purchase is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of the Lyme Regis Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented changes to the building may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall maintenance tips for the home in Lyme Regis we're buying?

Lyme Regis brick-walled flats can suffer from several common problems, such as defective mortar. For example, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and may require immediate attention. Bansal Building Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA or 020 8514 4316.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. Consider renegotiating the price of the Lyme Regis property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas related fittings like the possibility of asbestos. However, the Lyme Regis RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Dorset based local companies include JJK Services Limited of La Jolla, Avenue Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset Tel. 07910886220 and Paul Liston of 4 Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset Tel. 01297444811.