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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Margam

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Margam

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Margam) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Margam

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Margam and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Margam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Margam property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Margam Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone create issues for a new owner? Are there any related issues that need to be investigated?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Mountcharles Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Margam, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Port Talbot Works, Rio Tinto Works, Port Talbot Docks, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, SA13 1RA, quarrying Slag (inc. BOS and EAF , for details. Call 01639 885205 for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to investigate downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on properties is not given enough thought. For example, spalling masonry indicate that the gutters are blocked, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Margam and are looking for houses built from rat-trap bond walls. What recommendations will a Margam property surveyor make? What impact do Margam environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property suffer from numerous defects. These can include DPC failure or spalling. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. K T M Builders may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01428 725220 or 39 Malthouse Meadows, Liphook, GU30 7BD.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Margam and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Margam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Margam property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Margam Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone create issues for a new owner? Are there any related issues that need to be investigated?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Mountcharles Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Margam, you can contact local suppliers.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Port Talbot Works, Rio Tinto Works, Port Talbot Docks, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, SA13 1RA, quarrying Slag (inc. BOS and EAF , for details. Call 01639 885205 for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to investigate downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on properties is not given enough thought. For example, spalling masonry indicate that the gutters are blocked, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Margam and are looking for houses built from rat-trap bond walls. What recommendations will a Margam property surveyor make? What impact do Margam environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property suffer from numerous defects. These can include DPC failure or spalling. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. K T M Builders may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01428 725220 or 39 Malthouse Meadows, Liphook, GU30 7BD.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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