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Home Buyers Survey in Neath Port Talbot

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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 Neath Port Talbot

    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 Neath Port Talbot

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Neath Port Talbot) 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 Neath Port Talbot

    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 Neath Port Talbot

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Neath Port Talbot property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Neath Port Talbot property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Neath Port Talbot Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Neath Port Talbot.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is very appealing and is common on some Regency properties. It used to contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Neath Port Talbot surveyors can show any number of problems e.g. trapped water culminating in the surface falling away requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert try Pentwyn General Builders, 1 Pentwyn, Neath, SA11 1YW Tel. 01639 639353

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to be aware of when buying a converted flat in Neath Port Talbot inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Neath Port Talbot need to possess local knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection may have on the building and its value. Property values is typically more than prices outside the area owing to the areas retaining original features.

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the building might be so designated and Section I of the Neath Port Talbot Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the property should be reported in the Neath Port Talbot survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Neath Port Talbot surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Neath Port Talbot property will include a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To work out an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will combine knowledge of Neath Port Talbot and other things about the property e.g. general condition Your Neath Port Talbot surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey won't 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.

Further Neath Port Talbot assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Neath Port Talbot builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Properties erected before 1985 will probably conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging for example. It is found all over the world including the US.

All forms including white are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of it will be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Neath Port Talbot survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Building Surveys on apartments

We are investing in a doer-upper Edwardian apartment home, is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. When looking into purchasing an unusual Neath Port Talbot apartment like a property in poor condition house, this is the most suitable RICS survey. It sets out thorough and notable details concerning the property's construction materials as well as any needs for future maintenance after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house. Out buildings and boundary walls will also be assessed as part of the process.