If you are looking at buying a property, then homebuyer surveys are a good way to avoid any unexpected repair costs in the future. When buying a property, you need to think objectively, and money spent on a survey could help you save thousands by providing you with the knowledge and ammunition to either negotiate a price reduction or even walk away from the property.
With a home surveyor working by your side, you can ensure you are paying exactly what the property is worth.
Buying a home is an exciting time and it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and overlook property defects. Wouldn’t you like to rest easy knowing that your new home is safe to occupy for you and your family. A survey will provide you with impartial advice on the state of the property and allow you to make an informed choice.
We offer three types of property survey reports for you to choose from. Take a look below at our options:
A property valuation report is where a surveyor will assess your new property in order to obtain its real value. This will include an internal and external inspection of the property. The report will also look at factors like recent sales in the area and property market trends.Request more information >
A HomeBuyer report covers the general condition of the property and will help you find out if there are any structural problems such as subsidence or damp. The home buyers report will let you know any issues the building might have and allow you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property.Request more information >
The building survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition. It will include advice on and defects found and include maintenance and repair options. Building surveys are conducted by Chartered Surveyors to ensure the highest standards are met.Request more information >
HomeBuyer reports and Building Surveys in Plymouth can be expensive and fees vary greatly between surveyors. My Conveyancing Specialist have made the surveying process cost effective, simple and streamline. Due to our extensive knowledge and insight of the property market across Plymouth, you can have peace of mind that the Home Survey of your move is in safe hands.
If you’re buying a home in Plymouth, we can find you a professional, skilled Chartered Surveyor to provide you with an affordable, timely house survey. With the average house price in the generally increasing year on year, it is vital you are aware of the structural condition of the property you are buying, and whether you will need to undertake any costly remedial work. All of our Plymouth surveyors are experienced, highly knowledgeable and ready to offer you an unrivalled service. Join the many users that have saved time and money on their Plymouth Chartered Surveyor with My Conveyancing Specialist, just click on the link below that suits your needs:
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Buying or selling a house is one of the most stressful things that we do in our lives. To be able to do it, we need reassurance that we are making the right decisions for the right reasons. ‘Caveat Emptor’ (let the buyer beware!) rings in our ears as we are confronted by the jargon of HBR’s, PVR’s and BSR’s -what they are and what they are used for. Here at My Conveyancing Specialist, we make sure you start your move the right way in Plymouth and any surrounding areas.
RICS Condition Report (Level 1)
Choose this type of Survey if you are buying or selling a standard house, flat, or bungalow made of common building materials and in good condition.
The RICS Home Survey – Level 1 service comprises the following:
• a physical inspection of the property and an inspection report.
The RICS Home Survey – Level 1 service provided by our inspectors seeks to:
• Describe the part or piece in sufficient detail for it to be accurately identified.
• communicate the surveyor’s expert assessment of each part or element in a clear and straightforward manner.
• indicate the condition of the section or element that validates the surveyor’s evaluation and assists you in gaining an objective perspective of the property’s state.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that provides information on the energy efficiency of a property. The certificate is prepared by a qualified assessor and must be included as part of the RICS Home Survey – Level 1 service.
The certificate will provide an energy efficiency rating for the property, based on how energy-efficient the property is in relation to other similar properties. The rating will be given on a scale of A (very efficient) to G (inefficient).
The certificate will also contain information on the property’s carbon dioxide emissions and recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
If you are selling or letting your property, you will need to provide an Energy Performance Certificate to the potential buyer or tenant. It is also a legal requirement to display the certificate in the property when it is on the market.
RICS Homebuyers Survey (Level 2)
The most typical sort of survey is a Level 2 HomeBuyer Report. It may be utilized on a wide range of property types, although it is best suited to properties built within the last 50 years.
The RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey alone) service includes
• a physical inspection of the property and an inspection-based report.
The surveyor who provides the RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey only) service aim to provide you with professional advice so that you can:
• make an informed decision about whether to buy the property.
• consider any repairs or replacements the property requires, and consider what additional advice you should seek before committing to purchasing the property.
RICS Building Survey (Level 3)
The RICS Home Survey – Level 3 service comprises the following:
• a detailed inspection of the property and a complete report based on the inspection.
The surveyor who delivers the RICS Home Survey – Level 3 service strives to provide you with expert advice in order to:
• assist you in making a reasoned and informed decision when acquiring the home, or when planning repairs, upkeep, or renovating the property.
• provide detailed condition advice.
• define the observable risk of possible or concealed flaws.
• based on the inspection, present the most likely cause(s) of the faults and, when practical and agreed upon, provide an estimate of costs and likely timeframe for identified repairs and necessary work.
Residential valuations of Plymouth
Over the previous year, the average price of a property in Plymouth was £223,376.
The majority of sales in Plymouth last year were terraced homes, with an average price of £203,970. Semi-detached homes sold for an average of £243,791, while flats sold for £144,059.
Overall, sales prices in Plymouth increased by 1% over the previous year and by 10% over the 2019 peak of £203,553.
These reports provide our first level of reassurance and are not dissimilar to those used by mortgagors to assess the ‘value for money’ of your new home.
Our ‘PVR’s’ determine:
It is important to note that a Valuation is not a survey because it does not include:
If this is suitable for you, be reassured by our Property Valuation Report. My Conveyancing Specialist can offer you the reports mentioned above for Plymouth, all you have to do if fill out our quick and easy quote form. You will receive a quotation in seconds and can rest easy it will be at a competitive price.
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Home Buyer Reports Plymouth
These are the next level of reassurance, and are suitable for new builds or conventional properties less than fifty years old. For non-standard properties, a full survey may be preferable. Even for new builds, an HBR may be useful for you to ensure that all ‘snagging’ has been completed by the developer prior to completion.
For conventional properties, an HBR is a survey which looks at the following issues:
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Building Survey Reports Plymouth
BSR’s are useful for older and/or unconventional properties. This survey addresses wider issues and structural integrity for the future by considering such issues as:
To choose a ‘belt and braces’ approach for total reassurance, please request a Building Survey Report.
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Plymouth’s history dates back to the Roman Empire, when it was founded as a naval base. The city became a major fishing port and was home to the Plymouth Company, which oversaw the English colonization of North America. Plymouth is also known for its maritime history and as the site of the Mayflower ship’s departure in 1620. Plymouth has a number of historic buildings and landmarks, including Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth Barbican, Plymouth Gin Distillery and Plymouth Dome.
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