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Home Buyers Survey in Llanishen

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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 Llanishen

    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 Llanishen

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

    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 Llanishen

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Llanishen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Llanishen property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Llanishen property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Llanishen Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Llanishen surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should high levels of rainfall have on a Llanishen house?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet conditions and the effect it can have on homes are ignored by purchasers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a sunny day, issues may have been hidden.

Whether buying in Llanishen or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.