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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garndolbenmaen

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garndolbenmaen

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Garndolbenmaen) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garndolbenmaen

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Garndolbenmaen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Garndolbenmaen property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Garndolbenmaen property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Garndolbenmaen houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Garndolbenmaen HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Garndolbenmaen surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can damp weather have on a Garndolbenmaen house, and does our home buyers survey mention it? And could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. For instance, "gushing" gutters could mean that the downspouts are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

Luckily, these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Garndolbenmaen property will contain a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To work out the value of the property the surveyor will relate to awareness of the Garndolbenmaen property market and other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location.. Your Garndolbenmaen surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no costly legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further Garndolbenmaen conjectures, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Garndolbenmaen environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Garndolbenmaen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Garndolbenmaen property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Garndolbenmaen property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Garndolbenmaen houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Garndolbenmaen HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Garndolbenmaen surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can damp weather have on a Garndolbenmaen house, and does our home buyers survey mention it? And could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. For instance, "gushing" gutters could mean that the downspouts are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

Luckily, these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Garndolbenmaen property will contain a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To work out the value of the property the surveyor will relate to awareness of the Garndolbenmaen property market and other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location.. Your Garndolbenmaen surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no costly legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further Garndolbenmaen conjectures, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Garndolbenmaen environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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