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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barry Island

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barry Island

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barry Island) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barry Island

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barry Island and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Barry Island property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Barry Island property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Barry Island Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a house in Barry Island. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Barry Island ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices like the amount of ground rent or whether there is any subsidence. .

The most reliable way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Barry Island which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for the large variety of influences that can affect house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks along the dining room ceiling, is this subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Barry Island house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling, simply as a result of settlement. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Barry Island Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Barry Island survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barry Island and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Barry Island property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Barry Island property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Barry Island Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a house in Barry Island. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Barry Island ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices like the amount of ground rent or whether there is any subsidence. .

The most reliable way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Barry Island which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for the large variety of influences that can affect house prices.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks along the dining room ceiling, is this subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Barry Island house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling, simply as a result of settlement. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Barry Island Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Barry Island survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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