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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pentyrch

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pentyrch

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Pentyrch) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pentyrch

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone 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 home in Pentyrch and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pentyrch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Pentyrch property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Pentyrch Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Pentyrch can have unwanted consequences, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracks along the lounge floor. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. What can we do?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Pentyrch. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are planning to acquire we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Pentyrch Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Pentyrch your surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to potential areas for concern such as checking the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest an electrical check need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Pentyrch and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pentyrch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Pentyrch property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Pentyrch Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Pentyrch can have unwanted consequences, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracks along the lounge floor. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. What can we do?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Pentyrch. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are planning to acquire we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Pentyrch Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Pentyrch your surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to potential areas for concern such as checking the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest an electrical check need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

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