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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brecon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brecon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brecon) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brecon

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Brecon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brecon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Brecon property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Brecon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Sussex bond repair tips, can a Brecon property surveyor help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick residential property suffer from diverse problems, from erosion to badly applied render. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including J J Brickwork Contractor of 10 Maes-Y-Drudwen, Caerphilly, CF83 2QG on 029 2085 2233.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Brecon surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be something to worry about?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many residential properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be aware of when intending to buy a converted house in Brecon in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing they have on the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated because of conservation areas being largely unspoilt However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will advise whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Brecon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brecon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Brecon property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Brecon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Sussex bond repair tips, can a Brecon property surveyor help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick residential property suffer from diverse problems, from erosion to badly applied render. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including J J Brickwork Contractor of 10 Maes-Y-Drudwen, Caerphilly, CF83 2QG on 029 2085 2233.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Brecon surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be something to worry about?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many residential properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be aware of when intending to buy a converted house in Brecon in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing they have on the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated because of conservation areas being largely unspoilt However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will advise whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

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