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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackwood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackwood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackwood) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackwood

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Blackwood and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Blackwood property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackwood property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Blackwood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence is an issue. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Blackwood should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately,

even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Blackwood surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Blackwood home survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Blackwood chartered surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause flooding damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a Blackwood house through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks. An awareness of characteristics of the Blackwood area likely to affect the Blackwood house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The property surveyor may ask the seller if the Blackwood house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Blackwood and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Blackwood property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackwood property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Blackwood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence is an issue. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Blackwood should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately,



even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Blackwood surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Blackwood home survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Blackwood chartered surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause flooding damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a Blackwood house through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks. An awareness of characteristics of the Blackwood area likely to affect the Blackwood house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The property surveyor may ask the seller if the Blackwood house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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