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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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What Survey do I need for my home purchase in Ystalyfera?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ystalyfera

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ystalyfera

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ystalyfera) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ystalyfera

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ystalyfera and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Ystalyfera property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ystalyfera property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ystalyfera Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Ystalyfera will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will call upon local Ystalyfera market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. size Your Ystalyfera surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check the serviceability of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, in addition to gas related fixtures like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. A Ystalyfera qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Neath Port Talbot based local Gas Safe registered companies include Paul Davies of 3 Llys Rhaedr, Godrergraig, Swansea, West Glamorgan Tel. 07894 744626 and D Phillips Gas Plumbing & Heating Services of 5 Bryn Y Grug, Ystalyfera, Swansea, West Glamorgan Tel. 01639845648.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Can the Ystalyfera Property Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ystalyfera buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to warped window frames in the bathroom. There is a real benefit in booking a Ystalyfera surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Ystalyfera and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Ystalyfera property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ystalyfera property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ystalyfera Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Ystalyfera will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will call upon local Ystalyfera market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. size Your Ystalyfera surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check the serviceability of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, in addition to gas related fixtures like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. A Ystalyfera qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Neath Port Talbot based local Gas Safe registered companies include Paul Davies of 3 Llys Rhaedr, Godrergraig, Swansea, West Glamorgan Tel. 07894 744626 and D Phillips Gas Plumbing & Heating Services of 5 Bryn Y Grug, Ystalyfera, Swansea, West Glamorgan Tel. 01639845648.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Can the Ystalyfera Property Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ystalyfera buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to warped window frames in the bathroom. There is a real benefit in booking a Ystalyfera surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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