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Home Buyers Survey in Roath

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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 Roath

    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 Roath

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

    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 Roath

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Roath and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Roath property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Roath property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Roath Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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Will a local surveyor examine the safety of the gas supply?

A will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Roath survey, as well as gas connected installations for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). However, the Roath RICS surveyor won't remove any external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to conduct any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern. Will access to the attic be problematic?

This often causes anxiety for Roath buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties can often hide incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Roath, and can a Roath house surveyor investigate flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Roath and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Roath HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos during the Roath survey and will offer advice.