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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llantwit Major

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llantwit Major

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Llantwit Major) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llantwit Major

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Llantwit Major and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llantwit Major property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Llantwit Major property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Llantwit Major House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Llantwit Major and are looking for residences built from brick chimney. What warnings would a Llantwit Major surveyor give? Is age a factor?

Brick conversions in Llantwit Major will indicate distinct issues, such as crumbling mortar. A problem regularly identified is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. N & A Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Davis Way, Sidcup, DA14 5JR or 020 8300 6938.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a broad range of techniques. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to be wary of if buying a converted flat in Llantwit Major in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and the bearing they have with the home and its value. Values is, more often than not, significantly higher because of them retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors will report whether the building looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic modifications to the property will also be commented on, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Llantwit Major HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. 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! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Llantwit Major and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llantwit Major property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Llantwit Major property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Llantwit Major House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Llantwit Major and are looking for residences built from brick chimney. What warnings would a Llantwit Major surveyor give? Is age a factor?

Brick conversions in Llantwit Major will indicate distinct issues, such as crumbling mortar. A problem regularly identified is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. N & A Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Davis Way, Sidcup, DA14 5JR or 020 8300 6938.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a broad range of techniques. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to be wary of if buying a converted flat in Llantwit Major in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and the bearing they have with the home and its value. Values is, more often than not, significantly higher because of them retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors will report whether the building looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic modifications to the property will also be commented on, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Llantwit Major HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. 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! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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