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Home Buyers Survey in Cardiff Bay

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cardiff Bay

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cardiff Bay

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cardiff Bay) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cardiff Bay

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Cardiff Bay

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cardiff Bay and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Cardiff Bay property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cardiff Bay property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Cardiff Bay Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may heavy rainfall have on a building? Will the home buyers survey report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Cardiff Bay and across the country, but rain and the effect it can have on property in Cardiff Bay are often overlooked. As an example, spalling on walls around drainage may indicate that the downspouts are damaged, and may lead to damp and mould. The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the period property I am planning to buy I noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets, will a Cardiff Bay Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Cardiff Bay your RICS surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a general inspection of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or where to find the consumer unit. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos pipe lagging insulation at the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious material. Some types are found in the building materials including pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Cardiff Bay HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a property next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial waste. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Cardiff Bay will consider any structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Cardiff Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of vermin in the hallway. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.