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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Caerphilly

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Caerphilly

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Caerphilly) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Caerphilly

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Caerphilly and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Caerphilly property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Caerphilly property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Caerphilly House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

I am investing in a neglected Victorian flat home, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey. If you are looking into purchasing an unusual Caerphilly flat e.g. a tatty flat, it is the right home survey. This survey will typically give critical advice about the buildings construction along with any maintenance needs a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are several limitations with any survey to consider as your surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Caerphilly flat such as undoing electrical fittings. Also flats often make a full survey more complicated. A surveyor is only authorised go into detail on the flat itself although he/she also outline information about other areas such as like the roof. For a table containing a comparison of the differences between surveys look at here.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Buildings erected prior to the mid eighties may include any number of asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board. Most asbestos was imported from Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be costly but must be completed by experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Caerphilly building survey. Your Caerphilly surveyor should note suspected asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Scottish bond maintenance tips, can a property surveyor in Caerphilly help?

Caerphilly properties with brick walls can indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or sulphate expansion. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Dell William George & Sons Ltd of 9 Bond Street, Trowbridge, BA14 0AS on 01225 761326.

For home purchasers in Caerphilly seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Caerphilly and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Caerphilly property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Caerphilly property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Caerphilly House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

I am investing in a neglected Victorian flat home, do I need to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey



. If you are looking into purchasing an unusual Caerphilly flat e.g. a tatty flat, it is the right home survey. This survey will typically give critical advice about the buildings construction along with any maintenance needs a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are several limitations with any survey to consider as your surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Caerphilly flat such as undoing electrical fittings. Also flats often make a full survey more complicated. A surveyor is only authorised go into detail on the flat itself although he/she also outline information about other areas such as like the roof. For a table containing a comparison of the differences between surveys look at here.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Buildings erected prior to the mid eighties may include any number of asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board. Most asbestos was imported from Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be costly but must be completed by experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Caerphilly building survey. Your Caerphilly surveyor should note suspected asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Scottish bond maintenance tips, can a property surveyor in Caerphilly help?

Caerphilly properties with brick walls can indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or sulphate expansion. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Dell William George & Sons Ltd of 9 Bond Street, Trowbridge, BA14 0AS on 01225 761326.

For home purchasers in Caerphilly seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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