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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abertillery

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abertillery

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Abertillery) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abertillery

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abertillery property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abertillery property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Abertillery Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abertillery.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Abertillery surveyors can highlight issues for example, when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for doing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a neglected townhouse?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors and the new which has been given the name RICS Building Survey, is now available. When planning to buy an unconventional Abertillery property like a period house, the Building Survey is now the right choice of home survey. It sets out comprehensive and significant professional advice about the Houses standard of construction and repair and any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are certain provisos with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Abertillery house e.g. removing loft contents. External buildings (if permanent) will also be checked out during the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1960-built apartment in Abertillery and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Abertillery are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abertillery property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abertillery property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Abertillery Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abertillery.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Abertillery surveyors can highlight issues for example, when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.



Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for doing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a neglected townhouse?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors and the new which has been given the name RICS Building Survey, is now available. When planning to buy an unconventional Abertillery property like a period house, the Building Survey is now the right choice of home survey. It sets out comprehensive and significant professional advice about the Houses standard of construction and repair and any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are certain provisos with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Abertillery house e.g. removing loft contents. External buildings (if permanent) will also be checked out during the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1960-built apartment in Abertillery and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Abertillery are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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