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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ponthir

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ponthir

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ponthir) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ponthir

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ponthir and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ponthir property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ponthir property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ponthir House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would need to check on when buying a converted flat in Ponthir in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the home. The price of property will probably be higher as a result of the areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the property is possibly in a conservation area and Section I of your Ponthir Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Homebuyer Reports include a property valuation as well as a rebuilding cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your RICS valuer will refer to local Ponthir market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there aren't any significant legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Additional local Ponthir area conjectures, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone cause issues for the buyer? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Ponthir should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating properties 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 Ponthir, you can contact local suppliers.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ponthir and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ponthir property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ponthir property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ponthir House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would need to check on when buying a converted flat in Ponthir in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the home. The price of property will probably be higher as a result of the areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the property is possibly in a conservation area and Section I of your Ponthir Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Homebuyer Reports include a property valuation as well as a rebuilding cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your RICS valuer will refer to local Ponthir market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there aren't any significant legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Additional local Ponthir area conjectures, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone cause issues for the buyer? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Ponthir should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating properties 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 Ponthir, you can contact local suppliers.

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