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Property
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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llangammarch Wells

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llangammarch Wells

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Llangammarch Wells) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llangammarch Wells

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Llangammarch Wells and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Llangammarch Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Llangammarch Wells property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Llangammarch Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Llangammarch Wells? Does a Llangammarch Wells Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There

is a real benefit in booking a Llangammarch Wells surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A rotted sash window is an example of a Section E defect.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Llangammarch Wells and are looking for a 30s property built with stretcher bond walls. What suggestions can the surveyor make?

Brick-built Llangammarch Wells apartments do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by several common problems, such as frost damaged pointing. For example, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and may require immediate attention.

Llangammarch Wells home purchasers may need to consider that a number of styles are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Llangammarch Wells and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Llangammarch Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Llangammarch Wells property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Llangammarch Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Llangammarch Wells? Does a Llangammarch Wells Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There



is a real benefit in booking a Llangammarch Wells surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A rotted sash window is an example of a Section E defect.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Llangammarch Wells and are looking for a 30s property built with stretcher bond walls. What suggestions can the surveyor make?

Brick-built Llangammarch Wells apartments do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by several common problems, such as frost damaged pointing. For example, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and may require immediate attention.

Llangammarch Wells home purchasers may need to consider that a number of styles are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

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