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Home Buyers Survey in Cowbridge

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Cowbridge

    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 Cowbridge

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cowbridge) 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 Cowbridge

    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 Cowbridge

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cowbridge and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Cowbridge property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Cowbridge property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cowbridge Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to the full structural survey in Cowbridge rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist anymore as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. Choose a RICS Building Survey in relation to the house described. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period unmodified Cowbridge property of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. Be aware that certain limitations are integral with a Building Survey as a local Cowbridge surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the house of inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a maisonette near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial waste. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health concerns like spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and Vale of Glamorgan Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

House Prices

There is a detached house in CF71 with an asking price of £301, 385. What different issues will your surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Cowbridge on a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property e.g. whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. It often helps to compare with house prices recorded in Cowbridge for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded between July and October in 2012 was £330, 185, which is £28, 800 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £323, 083. 21, Middlegate Court, Cowbridge, The Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7EF a detached house sold for £335, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A chartered surveyor will visit the property as well as allowing for the wealth of area influences that have a bearing on property prices.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Cowbridge Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees)

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your surveyor will combine knowledge of Cowbridge and other considerations about the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as no significant problems. Surveyors disregard things like sales incentives.

Additional local Cowbridge area assumptions, like services, are made as well as any significant Cowbridge environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Edwardian terrace might need repairs - what should we do?

Cowbridge brick-walled structures can show signs of numerous defects, from DPC failure to defective mortar. The RICS surveyor will mention these along with recommendations. One problem often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. N & A Brickwork Ltd at 2 Davis Way, Sidcup, DA14 5JR should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8300 6938.

Cowbridge home purchasers may need to consider that range of styles and techniques feature in construction throughout Cowbridge. E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.