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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brecon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brecon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brecon) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brecon

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Brecon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brecon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Brecon property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Brecon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the attic. How do we investigate further?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Brecon. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be aware of when intending to buy a converted house in Brecon in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing they have on the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated because of conservation areas being largely unspoilt However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will advise whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Brecon which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often prone to defect and Brecon Building Surveys commonly report issues which can include trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-covering problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Brecon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brecon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Brecon property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Brecon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the attic. How do we investigate further?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Brecon. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be aware of when intending to buy a converted house in Brecon in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing they have on the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated because of conservation areas being largely unspoilt However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will advise whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Brecon which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often prone to defect and Brecon Building Surveys commonly report issues which can include trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-covering problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

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