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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Port Talbot

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Port Talbot

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Port Talbot) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Port Talbot

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Port Talbot and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Port Talbot property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Port Talbot property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Port Talbot House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor report on the safety of the gas supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters as part of the Port Talbot survey, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations e.g. chimney breasts. Your Port Talbot surveyor won't remove fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof of the home could be something to worry about. What aspects of the roof of the home will be looked into?

Port Talbot properties with no other major issues can often hide problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From rafters to collar ties, every element of the roof will be considered. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A Port Talbot roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built properties be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled property in Port Talbot. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property in Port Talbot, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Port Talbot and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Port Talbot property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Port Talbot property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Port Talbot House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor report on the safety of the gas supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters as part of the Port Talbot survey, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations e.g. chimney breasts. Your Port Talbot surveyor won't remove fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof of the home could be something to worry about. What aspects of the roof of the home will be looked into?

Port Talbot properties with no other major issues can often hide problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From rafters to collar ties, every element of the roof will be considered. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A Port Talbot roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built properties be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled property in Port Talbot. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property in Port Talbot, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

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