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Home Buyers Survey in Swansea City

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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 Swansea City

    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 Swansea City

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

    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 Swansea City

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Swansea City and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Swansea City property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swansea City Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Swansea City, and think we saw signs of insects in the attic - How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Swansea City property may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include insecticides or destruction of tainted materials. Your Swansea City surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a modified eighties penthouse apartment in Swansea City?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a 60 year old or less Swansea City apartment made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick and tile. A Building Survey is the correct survey to go for the apartment described. Approximately 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to you outlining thorough and crucial advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. You should be aware of certain provisos are integral with a property survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the apartment nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would need to look out for if purchasing a converted flat in Swansea City in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Swansea City need to have local knowledge of local factors and any bearing may have with the property and its value. House prices tends to be more than prices outside the area which is down to them resisting change. However many have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors are expected advise you whether the building is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Swansea City Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented changes to the building should be commented on but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I am hoping to acquire it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a Homebuyer Report in Swansea City advise on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Swansea City Homebuyer Report the surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in an unsafe condition. Your surveyor is required to report back on possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Swansea City. Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out). For local advice in Swansea City on domestic electrical systems - E C S (SW) Ltd , 1 Park Lane, Groesfaen, Pontyclun, CF72 8PB .