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Home Buyers Survey in Torrington

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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 Torrington

    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 Torrington

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

    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 Torrington

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torrington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Torrington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Torrington property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Torrington Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Torrington home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the market value your chartered surveyor should use experience of property in Torrington and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any costly legal issues for example Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures like issues with access, are made as well as any significant Torrington environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Torrington, and think we saw signs of bugs in the toilet. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we should be wary of when intending to buy a building in Torrington inside a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local factors and any relation may have on the home. Values tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to conservation areas resisting change. However many have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are expected advise if the property is/might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Unconsented developments to the property may also be advised but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.