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Home Buyers Survey in Barry Island

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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 Barry Island

    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 Barry Island

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

    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 Barry Island

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barry Island and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to make major works on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Barry Island property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Barry Island Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an old cottage. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Barry Island property built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Barry Island which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is highly appealing and is common on some Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Barry Island Homebuyer Reports frequently report issues for instance horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems may be when dampness gets in beneath DPCs that causes the render detaching. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick wall guidelines for upkeep, can you help?

Brick-constructed houses in Barry Island do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be affected by a range of defects. These issues will be mentioned in the report along with recommendations. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Conner T Brickwork Ltd of 30 Burwell Rd, London, E10 7QG on 07961 513134.

For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider renegotiating the price of the Barry Island property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the mid-century home we want to lease we saw that there is old wiring; will a Barry Island survey report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Barry Island a surveyor will typically make a note on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state. A Chartered surveyor is required to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like ensuring supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

House Prices

There is a house in Barry Island. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Barry Island ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices like the amount of ground rent or whether there is any subsidence. .

The most reliable way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Barry Island which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for the large variety of influences that can affect house prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Barry Island, and think we saw signs of bugs in the bedroom. What advice should we get?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Barry Island.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning or destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with thrips, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor