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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Builth Wells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Builth Wells

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Builth Wells) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Builth Wells

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Builth Wells and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Builth Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Builth Wells property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Builth Wells House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired

with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Builth Wells surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Conservatory

For the Builth Wells HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example of this.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should check out when buying a building in Builth Wells in a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Builth Wells surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have with the property. Property values is usually higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into a state for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the house looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of a Builth Wells Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Builth Wells and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Builth Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Builth Wells property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Builth Wells House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired



with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Builth Wells surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Conservatory

For the Builth Wells HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example of this.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should check out when buying a building in Builth Wells in a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Builth Wells surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have with the property. Property values is usually higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into a state for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the house looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of a Builth Wells Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

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