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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitland

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitland

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Whitland) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitland

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Whitland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Whitland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Whitland property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Whitland property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Whitland Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to acquire, it looked like there is an old fuse board - does a the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Whitland Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor is expected to give detail on things like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances like storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Whitland which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is very attractive and is common on some Georgian houses. It is very like plaster and mortar. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes show any number of problems for instance when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to consider if buying a house in Whitland near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Whitland surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the relation they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Whitland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Whitland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Whitland property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Whitland property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Whitland Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to acquire, it looked like there is an old fuse board - does a the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Whitland Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor is expected to give detail on things like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances like storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the survey.



The IEE recommend an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Whitland which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is very attractive and is common on some Georgian houses. It is very like plaster and mortar. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes show any number of problems for instance when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to consider if buying a house in Whitland near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Whitland surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the relation they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

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