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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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What Survey is the right choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gwernaffield

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gwernaffield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Gwernaffield) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gwernaffield

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gwernaffield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwernaffield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Gwernaffield property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gwernaffield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Gwernaffield Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency home in Gwernaffield which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying red brick to form an even finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal visible cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to investigate guttering?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include rotten roofing elements. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Gwernaffield or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we intend to purchase we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does the Gwernaffield surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Gwernaffield Home Survey the home surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also concerns such as looking at the external installations like power in garages or any external sockets. Looking at any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Gwernaffield .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gwernaffield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwernaffield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Gwernaffield property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gwernaffield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Gwernaffield Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency home in Gwernaffield which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying red brick to form an even finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal visible cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to investigate guttering?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include rotten roofing elements. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Gwernaffield or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we intend to purchase we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does the Gwernaffield surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Gwernaffield Home Survey the home surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also concerns such as looking at the external installations like power in garages or any external sockets. Looking at any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Gwernaffield .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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