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Valuation
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Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swansea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swansea

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Swansea) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swansea

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Swansea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Swansea property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swansea House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a property in Swansea (SA1), being marketed for £123, 677. What things will a Swansea qualified RICS surveyor consider when conducting a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices ranging from whether alterations have planning permission to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It can help to weigh up prices against values achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £101, 177, which is £22, 500 less than £123, 677. The house/flat average was £101, 907. 39, Victoria Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 3XG a leasehold flat sold for £50, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Swansea which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A RICS chartered surveyor should go to the house in addition to allowing for the large variety of area issues that might affect the value of property.

Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring a converted regency cottage property, is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house e.g. a poor condition house, the Building Survey is now the correct selection of survey to get a surveyor to do. After an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts, a formal written report will be sent to you setting out thorough and serious information on the construction of the house. There are one or two limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Swansea property, an example being undoing electrical fittings.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Arthur'S Stone , will this affect the property's value?

Arthur'S Stone is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Cefn Bryn, Berry Ringwork, Bishopston Valley Camp and Bon Y Maen Standing Stone.. Your surveyor will include all local criteria during the home buyers survey in Swansea. See the English Heritage website for more details on Arthur'S Stone.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Swansea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Swansea property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swansea House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a property in Swansea (SA1), being marketed for £123, 677. What things will a Swansea qualified RICS surveyor consider when conducting a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices ranging from whether alterations have planning permission to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It can help to weigh up prices against values achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £101, 177, which is £22, 500 less than £123, 677. The house/flat average was £101, 907. 39, Victoria Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 3XG a leasehold flat sold for £50, 000 .



The most reliable way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Swansea which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A RICS chartered surveyor should go to the house in addition to allowing for the large variety of area issues that might affect the value of property.

Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring a converted regency cottage property, is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house e.g. a poor condition house, the Building Survey is now the correct selection of survey to get a surveyor to do. After an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts, a formal written report will be sent to you setting out thorough and serious information on the construction of the house. There are one or two limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Swansea property, an example being undoing electrical fittings.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Arthur'S Stone , will this affect the property's value?

Arthur'S Stone is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Cefn Bryn, Berry Ringwork, Bishopston Valley Camp and Bon Y Maen Standing Stone.. Your surveyor will include all local criteria during the home buyers survey in Swansea. See the English Heritage website for more details on Arthur'S Stone.

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