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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Blackwood, what warnings would you give for residences with rat-trap bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed flats in Blackwood do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes, but they can also be affected by numerous defects. The surveyor would usually include these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Burrows Construction Ltd, Unit 3 Wick Business Centre, Upper Wick, Dursley, GL11 6DE on 01453 810313 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Blackwood should consider that a number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated house in Blackwood that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish solid render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. it can be problematic and Blackwood surveyors frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the wall causes cracks. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Blackwood, and does our property surveyor mention it? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on buildings is overlooked by purchasers. If you have only visited the residence in on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Blackwood, what warnings would you give for residences with rat-trap bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed flats in Blackwood do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes, but they can also be affected by numerous defects. The surveyor would usually include these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Burrows Construction Ltd, Unit 3 Wick Business Centre, Upper Wick, Dursley, GL11 6DE on 01453 810313 for a quote for repair work.



Buyers in Blackwood should consider that a number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated house in Blackwood that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish solid render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. it can be problematic and Blackwood surveyors frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the wall causes cracks. Other issues may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Blackwood, and does our property surveyor mention it? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on buildings is overlooked by purchasers. If you have only visited the residence in on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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