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Home Buyers Survey in Tongwynlais

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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 Tongwynlais

    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 Tongwynlais

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

    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 Tongwynlais

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Tongwynlais and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Tongwynlais property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Tongwynlais property's condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Tongwynlais Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. In general, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. Broken door glazing is an example of this.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1982-built home in Tongwynlais and found a gap below the skirting board in the cellar. What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Tongwynlais - What does the home surveyor look for?

This is often asked by Tongwynlais home buyers who know that homes could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to gables. Your surveyors in Tongwynlais may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Tongwynlais contractor.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted cow-house. What effect will the cladding have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Tongwynlais homes employing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.