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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skewen

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skewen

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Skewen) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skewen

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Skewen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Skewen property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skewen property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Skewen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to take notice of when buying older property? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many purchasers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can often be problematic. Skewen structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Skewen listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with your chartered surveyor for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason to upgrade to a full structural survey when acquiring a defective end of terrace house near Skewen instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit recurrently called Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid century or later Skewen house of conventional construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the advisable survey to go for the house mentioned. Two to three days after a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the client detailing thorough and significant professional advice concerning the construction of the house. There are a few provisos with the survey insofar as the surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Skewen house - such as lifting up floor coverings. This page for a simple guide on home buyers surveys in Skewen.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a harmful material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to break it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Skewen Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Skewen home survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Skewen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Skewen property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skewen property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Skewen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to take notice of when buying older property? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many purchasers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can often be problematic. Skewen structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Skewen listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with your chartered surveyor for more information.



Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason to upgrade to a full structural survey when acquiring a defective end of terrace house near Skewen instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit recurrently called Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid century or later Skewen house of conventional construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the advisable survey to go for the house mentioned. Two to three days after a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the client detailing thorough and significant professional advice concerning the construction of the house. There are a few provisos with the survey insofar as the surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Skewen house - such as lifting up floor coverings. This page for a simple guide on home buyers surveys in Skewen.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a harmful material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to break it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Skewen Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Skewen home survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

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