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Homebuyer
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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aberystwyth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aberystwyth

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Aberystwyth) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aberystwyth

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Aberystwyth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Aberystwyth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Aberystwyth property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Aberystwyth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we want to move into we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Aberystwyth Homebuyer Report advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Aberystwyth your surveyor will typically report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to concerns such as confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Aberystwyth.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a PIR be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for homes in Aberystwyth. Will a Aberystwyth Home Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Aberystwyth home. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a difficult-to-open garage window or minor wall cracks in the garage can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters. Technically all forms including white are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Aberystwyth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Aberystwyth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Aberystwyth property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Aberystwyth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we want to move into we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Aberystwyth Homebuyer Report advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Aberystwyth your surveyor will typically report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to concerns such as confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Aberystwyth.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.



The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a PIR be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for homes in Aberystwyth. Will a Aberystwyth Home Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Aberystwyth home. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a difficult-to-open garage window or minor wall cracks in the garage can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters. Technically all forms including white are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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