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Home Buyers Survey in Taffs Well

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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 Taffs Well

    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 Taffs Well

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

    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 Taffs Well

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Taffs Well and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Taffs Well property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Taffs Well property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Taffs Well Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In a Taffs Well HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

In Taffs Well, an example may be undersized roof drains. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report defects in the sewer system. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should be wary of if planning to buy a home in Taffs Well near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Surveyors in Taffs Well are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The value of homes is generally significantly higher owing to them being in their original state.

Surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase might be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unconsented extensions to the property may also be reported in the Taffs Well survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Taffs Well home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will refer to local Taffs Well market factors and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will use key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Taffs Well environmental issues like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet weather have on a Taffs Well house? Will the chartered surveyor report on this?

I find it odd that wet conditions and the effect it can have on property in Taffs Well are usually overlooked. Signs that downspouts are at risk include rusted iron elements. Poor drainage can lead to damp and mould.

Fortunately, these defects are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.