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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aberaeron

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aberaeron

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Aberaeron) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aberaeron

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Aberaeron and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Aberaeron property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Aberaeron property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Aberaeron Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Aberaeron house surveyor consider possible water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office). If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor, but this information may not be accurate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to look into drainage, and does our home buyers survey mention it? And could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are rarely considered properly. If you have investigated the new home in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Whether buying in Aberaeron or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are intending to purchase We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Aberaeron survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Aberaeron the home surveyor should report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A Surveyor is trained to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of repair of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. water heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. A check for the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Aberaeron.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Aberaeron and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Aberaeron property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Aberaeron property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Aberaeron Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Aberaeron house surveyor consider possible water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office). If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor, but this information may not be accurate.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to look into drainage, and does our home buyers survey mention it? And could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are rarely considered properly. If you have investigated the new home in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Whether buying in Aberaeron or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are intending to purchase We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Aberaeron survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Aberaeron the home surveyor should report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A Surveyor is trained to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of repair of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. water heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. A check for the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Aberaeron.

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