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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 Survey should I pick for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llay

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llay

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Llay) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llay

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llay and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Llay property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Llay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s property with stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built homes can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Llay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Llay market and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to Llay environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Llay, and can a Llay HomeBuyer Report consider any flooding, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

The lives of many owners in Llay and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Fortunately, no flood warnings were announced for Llay, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llay and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Llay property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Llay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s property with stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built homes can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Llay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Llay market and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to Llay environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Llay, and can a Llay HomeBuyer Report consider any flooding, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

The lives of many owners in Llay and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Fortunately, no flood warnings were announced for Llay, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

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