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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abercynon

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abercynon

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Abercynon) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abercynon

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Abercynon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Abercynon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Abercynon property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Abercynon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that windows in the kitchen did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Abercynon HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Abercynon should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Additionally, most homes in Abercynon are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your will locate and visually check out the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas related installations, for instance chimney breasts or flues. External fittings will not however be removed. Gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Abercynon Home Survey to mention this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Abercynon house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Abercynon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Abercynon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Abercynon property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Abercynon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that windows in the kitchen did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Abercynon HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Abercynon should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Additionally, most homes in Abercynon are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your will locate and visually check out the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas related installations, for instance chimney breasts or flues. External fittings will not however be removed. Gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Abercynon Home Survey to mention this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Abercynon house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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