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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bridgend

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bridgend

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bridgend) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bridgend

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Bridgend and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bridgend property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Bridgend property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Bridgend Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

For the Bridgend HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, are reported on. Loose wood sidings is one example.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Bridgend house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the home surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for Bridgend home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Bridgend can often hide damage to the roof, including. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the parapet walls, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A builder in Bridgend with solid references can provide a quote. Call Harveys Roofing of 2 Celtic View, Bridgend, CF31 1YG on 0800-910 1770 to request an estimate.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Victorian house appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Bridgend properties demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also show signs of diverse problems. This could be anything from spalling to inadequate damp-proofing. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Dell William George & Sons Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 9 Bond Street, Trowbridge, BA14 0AS or 01225 761326.

Bridgend home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety can be found across Bridgend, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Bridgend and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bridgend property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Bridgend property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Bridgend Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

For the Bridgend HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, are reported on. Loose wood sidings is one example.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Bridgend house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the home surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for Bridgend home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Bridgend can often hide damage to the roof, including. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the parapet walls, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A builder in Bridgend with solid references can provide a quote. Call Harveys Roofing of 2 Celtic View, Bridgend, CF31 1YG on 0800-910 1770 to request an estimate.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Victorian house appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Bridgend properties demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also show signs of diverse problems. This could be anything from spalling to inadequate damp-proofing. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Dell William George & Sons Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 9 Bond Street, Trowbridge, BA14 0AS or 01225 761326.

Bridgend home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety can be found across Bridgend, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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