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Home Buyers Survey in Llanharan

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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 Llanharan

    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 Llanharan

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

    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 Llanharan

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Llanharan and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llanharan property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Llanharan property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Llanharan House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern - What does the building surveyor in Llanharan check when the structure is surveyed?

Local property in good condition can be hiding serious roofing problems. From rafters to tie beams, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor examine the safety of the gas mains supply?

The surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas affiliated appliances for example - balanced flues. The Llanharan chartered surveyor won't actually remove the fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas of any type, call a gas safe engineer.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't see the reason for having the full structural survey when acquiring a derelict terraced property near Llanharan rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Although recurrently still referred to as Structural Surveys by house buyers, they are now defunct and have been renamed Building Surveys If you are buying an unusual Llanharan property, for example a property in poor condition house, Building Survey is now the best property survey. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) can give full and frequently critical insight in relation to the houses construction materials on top of any technical details a thorough inspection of the accessible parts.

There will be a few limitations with a Building Survey to consider insofar as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Llanharan house for example removing loft contents. Boundary walls and fences will typically be assessed.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider the property's value your independent surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Llanharan market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon key assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local Llanharan area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental issues like Llanharan planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.