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Property
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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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What building survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aberdare

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aberdare

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Aberdare) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aberdare

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Aberdare and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Aberdare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Aberdare property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Aberdare property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Aberdare Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Aberdare. Can a RICS surveyor consider any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can all result in extensive flood damage, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Aberdare house, such as via door frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. The RICS surveyor may ask the current owner if the Aberdare house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the owner has informed us that it has been constructed with Portland stone. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Aberdare, you can contact local suppliers.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Aberdare expert, such as M D W of Unit 2 Llwydcoed Service Centre, Llwydcoed Rd, Aberdare, CF44 0TN.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. Debris on the roof is an example of a Section E defect. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Aberdare and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Aberdare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Aberdare property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Aberdare property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Aberdare Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Aberdare. Can a RICS surveyor consider any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can all result in extensive flood damage, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Aberdare house, such as via door frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. The RICS surveyor may ask the current owner if the Aberdare house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the owner has informed us that it has been constructed with Portland stone. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Aberdare, you can contact local suppliers.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Aberdare expert, such as M D W of Unit 2 Llwydcoed Service Centre, Llwydcoed Rd, Aberdare, CF44 0TN.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. Debris on the roof is an example of a Section E defect. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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