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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 building survey do I need for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanbradach

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanbradach

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Llanbradach) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanbradach

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Llanbradach and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llanbradach property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

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

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to go for the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended house?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer more technical survey given the name Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. Go for a Building Survey if you are contemplating the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period unmodified house made out of normal building materials. There are certain restrictions exist with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not authorised open up the structure of the property nor can he/she assess heating installations.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Llanbradach - Will access to the roof be problematic?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the tie beams. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Llanbradach building survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Llanbradach and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llanbradach property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

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

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to go for the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended house?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer more technical survey given the name Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. Go for a Building Survey if you are contemplating the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period unmodified house made out of normal building materials. There are certain restrictions exist with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not authorised open up the structure of the property nor can he/she assess heating installations.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Llanbradach - Will access to the roof be problematic?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the tie beams. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Llanbradach building survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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