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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Adamsdown

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Adamsdown

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Adamsdown) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Adamsdown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Adamsdown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Adamsdown property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Adamsdown property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Adamsdown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be asbestos coatings spayed on beams in existence at the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles for example. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. On no account try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Adamsdown survey. Your Adamsdown surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the loft will be reported on when the survey is performed?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers. Houses across Adamsdown can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From fascias to parapet walls, every element of the roof will be considered. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Adamsdown, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call McHugh J J & Son of 1 Clarence Pl, Cardiff, CF10 5GW on 029 2048 7615 to request a quote.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered house in Adamsdown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to a very smooth surface. Stucco is very beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. It is almost exactly the same as mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail issues for example, when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Adamsdown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Adamsdown property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Adamsdown property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Adamsdown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be asbestos coatings spayed on beams in existence at the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles for example. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. On no account try to handle it yourself.



Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Adamsdown survey. Your Adamsdown surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the loft will be reported on when the survey is performed?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers. Houses across Adamsdown can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From fascias to parapet walls, every element of the roof will be considered. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Adamsdown, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call McHugh J J & Son of 1 Clarence Pl, Cardiff, CF10 5GW on 029 2048 7615 to request a quote.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered house in Adamsdown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to a very smooth surface. Stucco is very beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. It is almost exactly the same as mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail issues for example, when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

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