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Homebuyer
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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 for my prospective house purchase in Dinas Powys?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dinas Powys

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dinas Powys

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dinas Powys) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dinas Powys

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dinas Powys and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Dinas Powys property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Dinas Powys property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Dinas Powys Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence information does the Dinas Powys property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In general, homes in Dinas Powys are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Dinas Powys what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

All doors leading outside are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. Lintels which are sagging or missing above doors is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but regular upkeep may still be required. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Dinas Powys Dinas Powys surveyor look for possible flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including door frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dinas Powys and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Dinas Powys property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Dinas Powys property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Dinas Powys Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence information does the Dinas Powys property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In general, homes in Dinas Powys are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.



Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Dinas Powys what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

All doors leading outside are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. Lintels which are sagging or missing above doors is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but regular upkeep may still be required. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Dinas Powys Dinas Powys surveyor look for possible flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: www.metoffice.gov.uk), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including door frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

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