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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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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roath

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roath

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Roath) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roath

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Roath and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Roath property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Roath property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Roath Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern. Will access to the attic be problematic?

This often causes anxiety for Roath buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties can often hide incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Roath? Will the Roath building survey report on this? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rain has on a residence is not given more thought. For example, rusted iron elements will likely suggest that the gutters are under performing. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Roath HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos during the Roath survey and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Roath and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Roath property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Roath property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Roath Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern. Will access to the attic be problematic?

This often causes anxiety for Roath buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties can often hide incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Roath? Will the Roath building survey report on this? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rain has on a residence is not given more thought. For example, rusted iron elements will likely suggest that the gutters are under performing. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Roath HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos during the Roath survey and will offer advice.

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