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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abertillery

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abertillery

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Abertillery) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abertillery

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Abertillery and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abertillery property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abertillery property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Abertillery Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are hoping to be purchasing a detached property in NP13 for an asking price of £65, 781. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Abertillery ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices like the homes proximity to contaminated land or the number of bathrooms. It can help to analyse house values achieved in Abertillery at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £64, 481, which is £1, 300 less than the amount you are intending to pay. Harris Bungalow, Duffryn Road, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 1HJ a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £157, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an independent property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A RICS chartered surveyor should attend the building in addition to considering the countless area variables that can impact on the value of property.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into rainwater goods? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is often overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the property on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include "gushing" gutters. This could then result in penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abertillery.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Abertillery surveyors can highlight issues for example, when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Abertillery and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abertillery property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abertillery property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Abertillery Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are hoping to be purchasing a detached property in NP13 for an asking price of £65, 781. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Abertillery ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices like the homes proximity to contaminated land or the number of bathrooms. It can help to analyse house values achieved in Abertillery at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £64, 481, which is £1, 300 less than the amount you are intending to pay. Harris Bungalow, Duffryn Road, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 1HJ a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £157, 000 .



The most accurate way to get an independent property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A RICS chartered surveyor should attend the building in addition to considering the countless area variables that can impact on the value of property.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into rainwater goods? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is often overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the property on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include "gushing" gutters. This could then result in penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abertillery.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Abertillery surveyors can highlight issues for example, when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

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