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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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What HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Risca

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Risca

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Risca) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Risca

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Risca and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Risca property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Risca property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Risca House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 17th Century barn conversion in Risca. Will maintenance costs be higher?

A property's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Risca homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Risca, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Risca home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Edwardian property is in poor condition - what should we do?

Brick-built homes feature several advantages, but they will also be subject to various issues and defects. This could be anything from spalling to lack of a damp proof course. The chartered surveyor can investigate these as part of their report. One serious matter is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Walls Of Distinction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01454 854868 or 17 Painswick Av, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 6DA.

Risca home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles have been used for centuries. For instance, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Risca and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Risca property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Risca property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Risca House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 17th Century barn conversion in Risca. Will maintenance costs be higher?

A property's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Risca homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Risca, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Risca home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Edwardian property is in poor condition - what should we do?

Brick-built homes feature several advantages, but they will also be subject to various issues and defects. This could be anything from spalling to lack of a damp proof course. The chartered surveyor can investigate these as part of their report. One serious matter is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Walls Of Distinction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01454 854868 or 17 Painswick Av, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 6DA.

Risca home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles have been used for centuries. For instance, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

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