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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 building survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aberdare

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aberdare

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Aberdare) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aberdare

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Aberdare and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Aberdare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Aberdare property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Aberdare property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Aberdare Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

The local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). A Aberdare surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests whatsoever on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Rhondda Cynon Taff based local companies include M Andrews Heating & Plumbing of 2, Holford Terrace, Aberdare Tel. 01685886877 and Steve Thomas Plumbing & Heating of 6 Holly Drive, Cwmdare, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 01685886394.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a house near to Bryn Pica Landfill Site ( P P C Permit) near Merthyr Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial refuse. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Aberdare. Worries include heavy metals. Health issues such as cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Aberdare RICS surveyors will note any structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant, with soil compaction or compression and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the kitchen wall to sticking window frames. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Aberdare and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Aberdare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Aberdare property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Aberdare property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Aberdare Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

The local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). A Aberdare surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests whatsoever on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Rhondda Cynon Taff based local companies include M Andrews Heating & Plumbing of 2, Holford Terrace, Aberdare Tel. 01685886877 and Steve Thomas Plumbing & Heating of 6 Holly Drive, Cwmdare, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 01685886394.



Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a house near to Bryn Pica Landfill Site ( P P C Permit) near Merthyr Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial refuse. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Aberdare. Worries include heavy metals. Health issues such as cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Aberdare RICS surveyors will note any structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant, with soil compaction or compression and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the kitchen wall to sticking window frames. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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