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Valuation
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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Porthcawl

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Porthcawl

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Porthcawl) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Porthcawl

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Porthcawl and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Porthcawl property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Porthcawl property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Porthcawl Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Porthcawl which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a kind of render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. The composition is very like plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Porthcawl Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a substantially modified seventies garden maisonette in Porthcawl?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. You should have a RICS Building Survey in relation to the maisonette you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a mid 20th century of later Porthcawl home of standard construction materials. Be aware that certain provisos are integral with a property survey as the surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the Porthcawl maisonette nor can he/she inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has mentioned subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be set right more easily than you might expect. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Porthcawl surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Porthcawl and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Porthcawl property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Porthcawl property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Porthcawl Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Porthcawl which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a kind of render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. The composition is very like plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Porthcawl Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting harder to find.



Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a substantially modified seventies garden maisonette in Porthcawl?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. You should have a RICS Building Survey in relation to the maisonette you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a mid 20th century of later Porthcawl home of standard construction materials. Be aware that certain provisos are integral with a property survey as the surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the Porthcawl maisonette nor can he/she inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has mentioned subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be set right more easily than you might expect. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Porthcawl surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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