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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birchgrove

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birchgrove

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Birchgrove) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard property such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birchgrove

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Birchgrove and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Birchgrove property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Birchgrove property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Birchgrove Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be something to worry about?

Birchgrove residences with no other major issues may be exposed to problems like wet rot. From sheathing to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A builder can provide an estimate.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a property in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms including hazardous rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Birchgrove surveyors will find structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Building Surveys on houses

I don't see the reason for having a full structural survey if purchasing a converted semi detached property in Birchgrove as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as the Full Structural Survey, it is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of an unconventional house, for example a poor condition Birchgrove house, it is the right choice to do. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a post 1950s unmodified Birchgrove house built out of normal construction materials. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective purchaser setting out in depth and crucial insight in relation to the condition of the house. There will be several limitations with a property survey to be aware of as a local surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Birchgrove house e.g. lifting up fitted carpets.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Birchgrove and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Birchgrove property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Birchgrove property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Birchgrove Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be something to worry about?

Birchgrove residences with no other major issues may be exposed to problems like wet rot. From sheathing to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A builder can provide an estimate.



Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a property in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms including hazardous rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Birchgrove surveyors will find structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Building Surveys on houses

I don't see the reason for having a full structural survey if purchasing a converted semi detached property in Birchgrove as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as the Full Structural Survey, it is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of an unconventional house, for example a poor condition Birchgrove house, it is the right choice to do. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a post 1950s unmodified Birchgrove house built out of normal construction materials. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective purchaser setting out in depth and crucial insight in relation to the condition of the house. There will be several limitations with a property survey to be aware of as a local surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Birchgrove house e.g. lifting up fitted carpets.

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