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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Mellons

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Mellons

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Mellons) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Mellons

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Mellons and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Mellons property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the St Mellons property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Mellons Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in St Mellons which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is highly beautiful and was often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in St Mellons sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in St Mellons go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of an infestation in the toilet - Will a surveyor look into this?

Pests like cluster flies may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in St Mellons. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Mellons and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Mellons property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the St Mellons property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Mellons Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in St Mellons which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is highly beautiful and was often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in St Mellons sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in St Mellons go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of an infestation in the toilet - Will a surveyor look into this?

Pests like cluster flies may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in St Mellons. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

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