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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Fagans

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Fagans

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Fagans) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Fagans

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in St Fagans and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the St Fagans property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the St Fagans property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the St Fagans property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant St Fagans House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to on guard for if intending to buy a period property in St Fagans inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in St Fagans must possess local knowledge of local area factors and the relation they have with the building and its value. Property Prices will likely be inflated due to conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors will advise if the house is/might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that St Fagans homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your St Fagans Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as cracks along the bedroom ceiling.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in St Fagans and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the St Fagans property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the St Fagans property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the St Fagans property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant St Fagans House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to on guard for if intending to buy a period property in St Fagans inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in St Fagans must possess local knowledge of local area factors and the relation they have with the building and its value. Property Prices will likely be inflated due to conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors will advise if the house is/might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be concern for the solicitor.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that St Fagans homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your St Fagans Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as cracks along the bedroom ceiling.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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