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Home Buyers Survey in Llandough

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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 Llandough

    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 Llandough

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

    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 Llandough

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Llandough and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Llandough property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Llandough property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Llandough Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the old property. Will access to the roof of the house be time consuming to arrange?

Property in and around Llandough with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From trusses to collar ties, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Llandough, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder from the area can provide one.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Llandough home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to lease, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a the Llandough surveyor report on the electrical system?

During a Llandough Building Survey the home surveyor should mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a visual check of the open areas of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

House Prices

My wife and I are planning to be buying a property in the centre of CF11. The vendor is asking £145, 682. What will the surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Llandough ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect property values for example any number of structural defects or whether there are any original features. It can help to look at flat values recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £118, 382, which is £27, 300 less than the amount being asked and the flat/house average was £129, 078. 13, Burford Gardens, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF11 0AP a leasehold flat recently sold for £75, 530 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

The RICS chartered surveyor will always actually visit the building as well as factoring in all other area issues that can affect property values.