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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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Which Survey do I need for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brynmawr

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brynmawr

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Brynmawr) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brynmawr

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Brynmawr and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brynmawr property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Brynmawr property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Brynmawr Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate. Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits

to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Brynmawr. Can your Brynmawr Property Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Brynmawr buyers. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Brynmawr home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Brynmawr surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Isolated patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does wet weather have on a home in Brynmawr? Will the Brynmawr home buyers survey report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However wet conditions and the effect it can have on properties are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. Poor drainage can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Brynmawr and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Brynmawr property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Brynmawr property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Brynmawr Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate. Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits



to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a property in Brynmawr. Can your Brynmawr Property Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Brynmawr buyers. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Brynmawr home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Brynmawr surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Isolated patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does wet weather have on a home in Brynmawr? Will the Brynmawr home buyers survey report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However wet conditions and the effect it can have on properties are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. Poor drainage can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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