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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glynneath

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glynneath

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Glynneath) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glynneath

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Glynneath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Glynneath property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Glynneath property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Glynneath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a building proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial rubbish. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Homebuyer reports in Glynneath will notice any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will pair in depth understanding of the Glynneath market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there are no serious legal issues like consents for works having been granted. Advice should be sought from your solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local Glynneath area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

Deteriorated timber

On a Glynneath HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated. Insulation problems is an example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Glynneath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Glynneath property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Glynneath property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Glynneath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a building proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial rubbish. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Homebuyer reports in Glynneath will notice any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will pair in depth understanding of the Glynneath market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there are no serious legal issues like consents for works having been granted. Advice should be sought from your solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local Glynneath area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

Deteriorated timber

On a Glynneath HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated. Insulation problems is an example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

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