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Homebuyer
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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 opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Builth Wells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Builth Wells

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Builth Wells) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Builth Wells

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Builth Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Builth Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Builth Wells property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Builth Wells House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco semi detached home in Builth Wells that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually it is layered over red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very aesthetic and is common on some Georgian houses. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Builth Wells Homebuyer Reports frequently detail issues which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Fixing problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Builth Wells surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Builth Wells? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers. If you have only visited the home in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to damp and mould. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Builth Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Builth Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Builth Wells property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Builth Wells House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco semi detached home in Builth Wells that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually it is layered over red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very aesthetic and is common on some Georgian houses. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Builth Wells Homebuyer Reports frequently detail issues which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Fixing problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Builth Wells surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Builth Wells? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers. If you have only visited the home in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to damp and mould. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected.

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