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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bargoed

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bargoed

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bargoed) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bargoed

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bargoed and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bargoed property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bargoed property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bargoed Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Bargoed and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on Bargoed buildings is rarely paid due attention by property buyers. As an example, rotten wooden gutters indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bargoed, and think we saw signs of bugs in the hallway. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inadequate weatherstrip on a window, for example, would be reported here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bargoed and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bargoed property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bargoed property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bargoed Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Bargoed and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on Bargoed buildings is rarely paid due attention by property buyers. As an example, rotten wooden gutters indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, 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.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bargoed, and think we saw signs of bugs in the hallway. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inadequate weatherstrip on a window, for example, would be reported here.

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