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Home Buyers Survey in Cwmcarn

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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 Cwmcarn

    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 Cwmcarn

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Cwmcarn

    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 Cwmcarn

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Cwmcarn property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Cwmcarn property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cwmcarn Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cwmcarn, and will the building survey look for possible water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Cwmcarn and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a Cwmcarn house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Cwmcarn house or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Cwmcarn and saw evidence of that windows in the living room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence information does the Cwmcarn house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks are a plain indication of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we intend to acquire it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Cwmcarn survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Cwmcarn Home Survey your surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state of repair. A professional surveyor should also give detail on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Cwmcarn.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that an electrical system check need be completed every ten years (5 if renting out). For nearby Cwmcarn help on electrical systems try R J M Electrical , 12 Melin St, Ynysddu, Newport, NP11 7GZ .