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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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Cardigan and spotted that windows in the garage did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. 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. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I choose a full structural survey prior to purchasing a substantially modified purpose built regency flat near Cardigan?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the best property survey if buying an unusual home e.g. a structurally modified flat in Cardigan. The report (written in the surveyor's individual format) sets out notable information on the flats construction materials along with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Also flats typically complicate the survey meaning a surveyor will only check out the actual flat, although he may go into detail about communal areas such as the roof. For more details and a breakdown of what each survey type includes look at here.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Cardigan, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Cardigan are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Missing spindles, or those which are either too far apart or climbable is an example.

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Cardigan and spotted that windows in the garage did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. 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. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I choose a full structural survey prior to purchasing a substantially modified purpose built regency flat near Cardigan?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the best property survey if buying an unusual home e.g. a structurally modified flat in Cardigan. The report (written in the surveyor's individual format) sets out notable information on the flats construction materials along with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Also flats typically complicate the survey meaning a surveyor will only check out the actual flat, although he may go into detail about communal areas such as the roof. For more details and a breakdown of what each survey type includes look at here.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Cardigan, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Cardigan are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Missing spindles, or those which are either too far apart or climbable is an example.

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