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Homebuyer
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Powys

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Powys

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Powys) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Powys

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Powys and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Powys property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Powys property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Powys Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Buildings constructed earlier than the mid eighties will probably conceal some materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in soffit boards. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Removing it is costly but must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Powys home survey. Your surveyor will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a building close to Aber-Naint Dyke , will this affect the property's value?

Aber-Naint Dyke is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance are Broniarth Hill Camp, Bryn Mawr Camp and Bryn Y Saethau Hillfort.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Powys. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Aber-Naint Dyke.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about insects on the road - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Powys and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Powys property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Powys property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Powys Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Buildings constructed earlier than the mid eighties will probably conceal some materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in soffit boards. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.



Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Removing it is costly but must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Powys home survey. Your surveyor will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a building close to Aber-Naint Dyke , will this affect the property's value?

Aber-Naint Dyke is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance are Broniarth Hill Camp, Bryn Mawr Camp and Bryn Y Saethau Hillfort.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Powys. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Aber-Naint Dyke.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about insects on the road - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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