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Home Buyers Survey in Fforestfach

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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 Fforestfach

    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 Fforestfach

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

    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 Fforestfach

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Fforestfach and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Fforestfach property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Fforestfach property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Fforestfach Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are would like to buying a detached property near Fforestfach, SA5 for around the £114, 311 mark. What different issues will your local surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Fforestfach ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on property values ranging from location of nearby transport links to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. One method is to set against house prices recorded in Fforestfach for similar properties.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £93, 011, which is £21, 300 less than the amount you are paying. 25, Heol Islwyn, Fforestfach, Swansea, Swansea, Swansea, SA5 4NZ a detached property was purchased for £173, 000 .

In order to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Fforestfach house and the current owner has suggested that it has been built with Clipsham stone. Are there specific issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Upkeep fees for stone-built Fforestfach homes can be higher than for more standard. Issues including erosion affect many stone-walled Fforestfach homes.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs - What advice would the RICS surveyor give in their report?

Houses in Fforestfach in otherwise fine condition will suffer damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A builder can provide an estimate. Contact A.A Abbey Roofing of 1/Banc Mawr Cottages/Llwynmawr Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 0GN on 01792 586750 for a quote.