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Home Buyers Survey in St Fagans

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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 St Fagans

    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 St Fagans

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

    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 St Fagans

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in St Fagans and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the St Fagans property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the St Fagans property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the St Fagans property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant St Fagans House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that St Fagans homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your St Fagans Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. 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, such as cracks along the bedroom ceiling.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

House Prices

We are intend to be purchasing a house in St Fagans. What things will a surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in St Fagans ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices, for example the homes proximity to contaminated land or the number of bathrooms. .

An impartial way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in St Fagans should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Additionally, most homes in St Fagans are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.