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Home Buyers Survey in Llansamlet

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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 Llansamlet

    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 Llansamlet

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

    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 Llansamlet

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Llansamlet and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Llansamlet property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Llansamlet property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Llansamlet Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like a sticking door in the kitchen or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Llansamlet surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Llansamlet which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact a type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Regency properties. it can be prone to defect and Llansamlet surveyors sometimes discover issues for example, when movement of the wall leads to cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Fixing problems can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.