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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blaenavon

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blaenavon

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Blaenavon) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blaenavon

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blaenavon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blaenavon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Blaenavon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a converted house in Blaenavon inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Blaenavon need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the property and its value. Property Prices are generally enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are trained to inform you if the home could be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Blaenavon Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built flat in Blaenavon and found cracks down the gable wall. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Blaenavon home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what will it include?

Blaenavon Homebuyer Reports a professional valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Additional local Blaenavon area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Blaenavon industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blaenavon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blaenavon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Blaenavon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a converted house in Blaenavon inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Blaenavon need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the property and its value. Property Prices are generally enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are trained to inform you if the home could be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Blaenavon Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built flat in Blaenavon and found cracks down the gable wall. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Blaenavon home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what will it include?

Blaenavon Homebuyer Reports a professional valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Additional local Blaenavon area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Blaenavon industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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