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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cardiff

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cardiff

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cardiff) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cardiff

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cardiff and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cardiff property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Cardiff property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Cardiff Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Cardiff building survey report on it?

Buildings constructed earlier than the mid 80's will in all probability include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Cardiff survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are planning to buy, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the Cardiff surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Cardiff a surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state. The RICS surveyor is expected to provide detail on concerns such as verifying the condition of any fixed appliances, for example storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could heavy rain have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Cardiff and across the country, but this issue is not considered by property buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Whether buying in Cardiff or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cardiff and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cardiff property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Cardiff property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Cardiff Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Cardiff building survey report on it?

Buildings constructed earlier than the mid 80's will in all probability include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be conducted by experts.



Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Cardiff survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we are planning to buy, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the Cardiff surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Cardiff a surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state. The RICS surveyor is expected to provide detail on concerns such as verifying the condition of any fixed appliances, for example storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could heavy rain have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Cardiff and across the country, but this issue is not considered by property buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in warm weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Whether buying in Cardiff or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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