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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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What Home Survey do I need for my planned house purchase in Resolven?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Resolven

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Resolven

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Resolven) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Resolven

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Resolven and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Resolven property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Resolven property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Resolven property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Resolven Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating properties in Resolven should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Resolven, you can contact local suppliers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be conscious of when buying a house in Resolven in a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Resolven surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any bearing they have with the property and its value. Values is generally significantly higher which is down to them being in their original state.

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes to the building should be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our Resolven surveyor check for water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can cause floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Resolven and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Resolven property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Resolven property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Resolven property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Resolven Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. These walls will need frequent upkeep.



Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating properties in Resolven should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Resolven, you can contact local suppliers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be conscious of when buying a house in Resolven in a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Resolven surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any bearing they have with the property and its value. Values is generally significantly higher which is down to them being in their original state.

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes to the building should be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our Resolven surveyor check for water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can cause floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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