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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cardigan

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cardigan

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cardigan) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cardigan

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Cardigan and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cardigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cardigan property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cardigan House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the bedroom - Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old gatehouse. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Cardigan houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you are uncertain, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. Are there any matters that need to be investigated?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built property can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Cardigan are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Penparc Quarry, Cnwc Y Saeson, Penparc, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1RB, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01239 612560 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Cardigan and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cardigan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cardigan property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cardigan House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the bedroom - Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old gatehouse. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Cardigan houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you are uncertain, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. Are there any matters that need to be investigated?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built property can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Cardigan are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Penparc Quarry, Cnwc Y Saeson, Penparc, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1RB, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01239 612560 for more information.

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