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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tonteg

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tonteg

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tonteg) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tonteg

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tonteg and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tonteg property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Tonteg property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Tonteg Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

The will visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fittings such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Tonteg qualified RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence is a concern affecting the flat. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I intend to lease, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Tonteg Homebuyer Report go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Tonteg Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will report on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to report back on concerns such as the condition residual circuit breakers. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Tonteg.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tonteg and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tonteg property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Tonteg property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Tonteg Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

The will visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fittings such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Tonteg qualified RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence is a concern affecting the flat. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I intend to lease, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Tonteg Homebuyer Report go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Tonteg Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will report on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to report back on concerns such as the condition residual circuit breakers. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Tonteg.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

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