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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swansea City

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swansea City

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Swansea City) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swansea City

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Swansea City and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Swansea City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Swansea City property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swansea City Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the Swansea City survey, as well as gas associated gas fittings in the home such as fireplaces. External fittings won't actually be detached. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Swansea City.

Stucco is really dense render. Commonly it is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very attractive and was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to apply. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Swansea City frequently reveal any number of problems for instance when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the old property - Will access to the roof be an issue?

This is a common concern for Swansea City buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many residential properties may be exposed to issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Swansea City and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Swansea City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Swansea City property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swansea City Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the Swansea City survey, as well as gas associated gas fittings in the home such as fireplaces. External fittings won't actually be detached. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Swansea City.

Stucco is really dense render. Commonly it is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very attractive and was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to apply. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Swansea City frequently reveal any number of problems for instance when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the old property - Will access to the roof be an issue?

This is a common concern for Swansea City buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many residential properties may be exposed to issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder can provide an estimate.

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