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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cardiff Bay

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cardiff Bay

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cardiff Bay) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cardiff Bay

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cardiff Bay and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Cardiff Bay property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cardiff Bay property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Cardiff Bay Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the past. What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Cardiff Bay home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like bad drainage. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in Cardiff Bay for the job itself.

House Prices

We are hoping to be buying an investment detached property in CF10. The vendor is asking £160, 650. What things will a RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Cardiff Bay ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect property values e.g. any number of structural defects or the local crime statistics. As an indicator, one can try to put side by side the prices of house recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £143, 050, which is £17, 600 less than the price being asked (£131, 590 was the blended house/flat average). 53, Ferndale Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF11 7AZ a detached property was purchased for £114, 500 .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of vermin in the hallway. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cardiff Bay and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Cardiff Bay property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cardiff Bay property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Cardiff Bay Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the past. What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Cardiff Bay home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like bad drainage. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in Cardiff Bay for the job itself.



House Prices

We are hoping to be buying an investment detached property in CF10. The vendor is asking £160, 650. What things will a RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Cardiff Bay ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect property values e.g. any number of structural defects or the local crime statistics. As an indicator, one can try to put side by side the prices of house recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £143, 050, which is £17, 600 less than the price being asked (£131, 590 was the blended house/flat average). 53, Ferndale Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF11 7AZ a detached property was purchased for £114, 500 .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of vermin in the hallway. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

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