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The surveyor who produces your report will be local to Ceredigion with knowledge of the area. We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

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Surveying in Ceredigion made easy with Surveyor Local

Are you planning to buy a property in Ceredigion? Then one of the first things you'll need is a property survey. Getting a property survey doesn't have to be complicated. At Surveyor Local we can help you make an informed decision about any property you plan to buy.

We offer Homebuyer Reports (RICS Level 2), Building Surveys (RICS Level 3), and Property Valuations. So get things moving in a matter of moments with an online quote, call us on , or request a callback.

Arranging a building survey in Ceredigion

No matter which part of this historic region you intend to purchase in, you can quickly and easily arrange the building survey you need through Surveyor Local.

From the biggest towns such as Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, and Borth, to picturesque and historic spots like Aberarth and New Quay, Surveyor Local can handle your building survey.

We only work with chartered Ceredigion surveyors registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to guarantee you the highest quality service at affordable prices.

Read on to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about building surveys in Ceredigion.

I intend to buy a flat in Ceredigion. What sort of survey should I instruct?

Whatever type of property you intend to buy in Ceredigion, the decision on which building survey is best will depend on a number of factors. For example, a full structural survey known as a Building Survey (RICS Level 3) will provide a more in-depth examination and explanation of the fabric of a building. This might be more appropriate when buying a flat or apartment because the surveyor can be asked to provide an opinion on shared areas of a property, such as the roof area, hallways and stairwells.

We're cash buyers. Do we need to bother with any kind of structural survey or will a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) be enough?

It's always best to be forewarned about any potential issues with a property, and those buying without a mortgage need to protect their investment just as a lender would. A Building Survey (RICS Level 3) is the most comprehensive and technical survey offered by Ceredigion RICS surveyors working with Surveyor Local. An examination of the property's accessible areas - both interior and exterior - will inform an in-depth report on its construction, any visible defects and their causes, and any recommendations on repair and maintenance options. A Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) would also identify any structural issues, such as subsidence, but this will not be as thorough an examination as the Building Survey.

We are interested in buying a barn conversion In Ceredigion. Which type of survey will reveal if the age of the property is an issue?

The method of construction used in a property may dictate which kind of survey you choose. Older properties built using traditional methods and materials may be more expensive to maintain, while any defects may not be obvious without a detailed inspection. When you instruct a Ceredigion RICS chartered surveyor through Surveyor Local, you get the opportunity to discuss whether the property you intend to buy has any specific issues related to its age or construction type. The surveyor can advise on what survey would best suit your circumstances.

What kind of roof issues would a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) reveal?

A Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) uses colour-coded condition ratings that give those purchasing a property clear understanding of any issues. Access to loft or attic space can reveal issues with trusses and supports, torn or punctured damp proofing or missing tiles. Where it is not possible to access the roof for a more thorough inspection, the final report will make this clear.

I'm bidding on a Ceredigion property that hasn't been renovated in decades, and I'm concerned there may be asbestos in the interior roof tiles. Will a survey show if asbestos is there?

A building survey will not be able to confirm whether asbestos is present, but the surveyor will note any possibility of the fibre's use and advise where further investigation is required. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that was used in building materials such as flooring and fireplace lining because of its resistance to heat. The product was also used as insulation in ceiling tiles. Asbestos is a hazardous substance, and prolonged exposure to its fibres can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis. Where asbestos is found, it must be removed by professionals who are licensed by the Health & Safety Executive.

The electrics in the Ceredigion terraced house we're bidding on are very old. Does a surveyor look at the safety of the wiring?

Whether carrying out a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) or a Building Survey (RICS Level 3), a Ceredigion chartered surveyor will look at the condition of the electrics, including an overview of the fuse board, its age and condition, any visible wiring, plus electrical fittings such as showers and light fittings. If the electrics are in an unsatisfactory or dangerous state of repair, the surveyor will highlight this in their subsequent report. The surveyor will also examine any documentation from electrical wiring tests carried out by an electrician where this is available.

I've put in an offer on a property in Ceredigion. What recommendations will a property surveyor make? Does brick decay faster in Ceredigion weather?

Brick Ceredigion residential properties will suffer from a range of defects, from frost damage to spalling. The RICS surveyor will mention these and suggest potential remedies. A defect often found is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and external leaves of the wall. Ceredigion home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods have been a feature of house construction in this country for hundreds of years. As an example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. If the Ceredigion surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

We are buying a Ceredigion property built in the early 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Can your Property Survey consider this?

Clay-rich soil is a potential source of several issues, with sub-soil shrinkage and soil swelling being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

We are buying a property in Ceredigion, does the building survey inquire into signs of flood damage?

The lives of many homeowners in Ceredigion and across the UK have been seriously affected by water damage caused by flooding, and insurance premiums can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

What will the Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco semi-detached home in Ceredigion that I wish to buy?

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very aesthetic and is/was often found on Regency properties. Specialists say that it is similar to plaster to apply. It can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic, and Ceredigion Building Surveys commonly show defects for instance trapped water resulting in the render failing. Another example of problems associated with stucco could include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp-Proof Course. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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