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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Clears

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Clears

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Clears) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Clears

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Clears and which one is cheaper?

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

If the St Clears property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the St Clears property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant St Clears Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in St Clears, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

St Clears property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the eaves to the ridge flashing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to verify when purchasing a home in St Clears in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing may have with the home and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher because of them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors will note whether the property looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Clears and which one is cheaper?

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

If the St Clears property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the St Clears property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant St Clears Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in St Clears, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

St Clears property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the eaves to the ridge flashing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to verify when purchasing a home in St Clears in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing may have with the home and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher because of them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors will note whether the property looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

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