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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llangollen

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llangollen

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Llangollen) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llangollen

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llangollen and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llangollen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Llangollen property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Llangollen House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence has been an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In general, homes in Llangollen are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations.

Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I would need to on guard for if intending to buy a converted flat in Llangollen in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Llangollen surveyors are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have on the building. The value of homes is typically inflated due to them being in their original state. However many have fallen into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will inform you whether the building is/might be is so classified and Section I of the Llangollen Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic changes to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Llangollen home is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built converted property demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience a range of defects. For instance, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Ministry Of Brickwork of 78/78/Beaumont Hill, Darlington, DL1 3ND on 0844-875 4019.

For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llangollen and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llangollen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Llangollen property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Llangollen House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence has been an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In general, homes in Llangollen are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations.



Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I would need to on guard for if intending to buy a converted flat in Llangollen in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Llangollen surveyors are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have on the building. The value of homes is typically inflated due to them being in their original state. However many have fallen into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will inform you whether the building is/might be is so classified and Section I of the Llangollen Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic changes to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Llangollen home is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built converted property demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience a range of defects. For instance, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Ministry Of Brickwork of 78/78/Beaumont Hill, Darlington, DL1 3ND on 0844-875 4019.

For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

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