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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 should I select for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sketty

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sketty

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sketty) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sketty

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sketty and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sketty property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sketty property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sketty Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Sketty that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Typically it is applied to underlying brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very appealing and is often found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Sketty Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on any number of problems for instance when settlement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have

absorbed water. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can heavy rainfall have on a house in Sketty, and does our building survey mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rainfall has on homes in Sketty is not given the attention it deserves. If you have visited the house in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to remedy. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I want to lease I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Sketty survey write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Sketty your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor will also provide detail on concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of the fixed electrical appliances like heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a periodic test should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sketty and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sketty property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sketty property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sketty Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Sketty that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Typically it is applied to underlying brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very appealing and is often found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Sketty Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on any number of problems for instance when settlement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have



absorbed water. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can heavy rainfall have on a house in Sketty, and does our building survey mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rainfall has on homes in Sketty is not given the attention it deserves. If you have visited the house in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to remedy. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I want to lease I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Sketty survey write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Sketty your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor will also provide detail on concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of the fixed electrical appliances like heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a periodic test should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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