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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llandaff North

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llandaff North

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Llandaff North) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llandaff North

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Llandaff North and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Llandaff North property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Llandaff North property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Llandaff North Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Llandaff North subsidence could be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Llandaff North homes. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas connected installations such as associated asbestos. Your Llandaff North surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this property in Llandaff North looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed structures in Llandaff North demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of numerous defects, such as DPC failure. Your surveyor in Llandaff North should report on these along with recommendations. One serious matter is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Bricklayer of Springwood Cl, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6EW on 01895 820442.

Llandaff North home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles feature in construction throughout Llandaff North. For example, running, or stretcher, bond.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Llandaff North and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Llandaff North property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Llandaff North property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Llandaff North Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Llandaff North subsidence could be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Llandaff North homes. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.



Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas connected installations such as associated asbestos. Your Llandaff North surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this property in Llandaff North looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed structures in Llandaff North demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of numerous defects, such as DPC failure. Your surveyor in Llandaff North should report on these along with recommendations. One serious matter is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Bricklayer of Springwood Cl, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6EW on 01895 820442.

Llandaff North home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles feature in construction throughout Llandaff North. For example, running, or stretcher, bond.

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