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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cwmcarn

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cwmcarn

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cwmcarn) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cwmcarn

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cwmcarn and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Cwmcarn property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Cwmcarn property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cwmcarn Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Cwmcarn and saw evidence of that windows in the living room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence information does the Cwmcarn house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks are a plain indication of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent

of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with damage to the parapet. Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Cwmcarn. Houses across Cwmcarn can be blighted by difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheeting to the roof battens. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Cwmcarn Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Cwmcarn survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cwmcarn and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Cwmcarn property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Cwmcarn property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cwmcarn Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Cwmcarn and saw evidence of that windows in the living room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence information does the Cwmcarn house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks are a plain indication of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent



of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with damage to the parapet. Which issues relating to the roof will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Cwmcarn. Houses across Cwmcarn can be blighted by difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheeting to the roof battens. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Cwmcarn Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Cwmcarn survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

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