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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rhayader

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rhayader

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rhayader) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rhayader

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Rhayader property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Rhayader property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Rhayader Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I want to acquire, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a Rhayader survey write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Rhayader Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like the location of the fuse board . Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building should be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage)

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement as standard. In order to determine the value of the property your independent surveyor will use knowledge of Rhayader as well as other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Additional local Rhayader area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered.

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.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Rhayader property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Rhayader property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Rhayader Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I want to acquire, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a Rhayader survey write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Rhayader Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like the location of the fuse board . Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building should be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage)

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement as standard. In order to determine the value of the property your independent surveyor will use knowledge of Rhayader as well as other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Additional local Rhayader area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered.

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.

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