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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blaenavon

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blaenavon

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Blaenavon) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blaenavon

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Blaenavon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blaenavon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blaenavon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Blaenavon structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the drawing room, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be

taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building but are worried about pests. Will a surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cockroaches as minor annoyances. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to pests can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Blaenavon what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

One example issue could be a broken seal on double or triple glazing. 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. Elements of the Blaenavon property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Blaenavon are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Blaenavon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blaenavon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blaenavon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Blaenavon structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the drawing room, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be



taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building but are worried about pests. Will a surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cockroaches as minor annoyances. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to pests can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Blaenavon what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

One example issue could be a broken seal on double or triple glazing. 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. Elements of the Blaenavon property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Blaenavon are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

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