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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 Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Welshpool

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Welshpool

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Welshpool) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Welshpool

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Rhiwhiriaeth Uchaf, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21

Home Buyers Survey Welshpool

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Welshpool and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Welshpool property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Welshpool property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Welshpool Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when buying a building constructed in 1750? Will the age of the structure be an issue?

Many buyers in Welshpool plan to buy a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. For houses in Welshpool built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic. Welshpool property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Erected between 1587 and 1325, Powis Castle in Welshpool is a traditional castle of the time.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor check any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Welshpool enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1983-built flat in Welshpool and saw evidence of cracks along the lounge ceiling. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Welshpool and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Welshpool property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Welshpool property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Welshpool Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when buying a building constructed in 1750? Will the age of the structure be an issue?

Many buyers in Welshpool plan to buy a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. For houses in Welshpool built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic. Welshpool property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Erected between 1587 and 1325, Powis Castle in Welshpool is a traditional castle of the time.



Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor check any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Welshpool enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1983-built flat in Welshpool and saw evidence of cracks along the lounge ceiling. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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