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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barry

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barry

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barry) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barry

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Barry and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Barry property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Barry property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Barry property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Barry Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system - will a Homebuyer Report in Barry write anything on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Barry Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should usually report on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state. A Surveyor is expected to report on issues like the whereabouts of the fuse board or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (or

every 5 if letting out). To get Barry help on all things electrical call New Way Solar Energy , 24 Heol Miaren, Barry, CF63 1FA .

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Barry that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. it can be problematic and Barry surveyors sometimes reveal issues for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other issues might involve sulphate attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Barry house? Does the Barry Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Barry and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Barry property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Barry property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Barry property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Barry Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system - will a Homebuyer Report in Barry write anything on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Barry Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should usually report on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state. A Surveyor is expected to report on issues like the whereabouts of the fuse board or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (or



every 5 if letting out). To get Barry help on all things electrical call New Way Solar Energy , 24 Heol Miaren, Barry, CF63 1FA .

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Barry that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. it can be problematic and Barry surveyors sometimes reveal issues for instance trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other issues might involve sulphate attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Barry house? Does the Barry Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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