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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carmarthen

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carmarthen

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Carmarthen) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carmarthen

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Carmarthen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Carmarthen property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Carmarthen property's condition along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Carmarthen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Carmarthen properties built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Carmarthen Building Survey to include?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as sticking window frames. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a maisonette in Carmarthen, does the chartered surveyor check flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Financial Times). Both house purchasers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence could be an issue affecting the apartment. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected. In general, homes in Carmarthen are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Carmarthen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Carmarthen property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Carmarthen property's condition along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Carmarthen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Carmarthen properties built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Carmarthen Building Survey to include?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as sticking window frames. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a maisonette in Carmarthen, does the chartered surveyor check flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Financial Times). Both house purchasers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence could be an issue affecting the apartment. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected. In general, homes in Carmarthen are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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