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Home Buyers Survey in Sketty

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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 Sketty

    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 Sketty

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sketty and which is cheaper?

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

If the Sketty property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sketty property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sketty Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can create problems for property in Sketty. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Sketty property will have an impact. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Sketty, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property in Sketty and the estate agent has stated that it has been built with Cotswold stone. Are there specific defects to consider?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Sketty buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall repair tips for the Sketty residence we're going to buy?

Brick houses in Sketty will show signs of numerous defects, from frost damage to cracks. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. An issue of particular concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brickwork C G of Laburnum Ter, Abercarn, Newport, NP11 5JQ on 01495 249892.

Buyers in Sketty should consider that a broad range of techniques can be found across Sketty. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to be aware of when purchasing a property in Sketty in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Sketty surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and any connection they have with the home and its value. Prices will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to the areas being preserved.

Surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase is possibly within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unapproved changes to the property may be advised, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. Select the Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a mid century or later Sketty house of normal construction materials and methods.

Be aware that certain caveats come with any survey as the surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.