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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chepstow

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chepstow

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chepstow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chepstow

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Chepstow and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chepstow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Chepstow property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chepstow Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas associated installations such as chimney linings. However, the Chepstow surveyor won't remove fittings and won't do any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Monmouthshire based local companies include Richard Kopp of 4 Tan House Court, Shirenewton, Chepstow, Monmouthshire Tel. 01291641581 and Phil Smith Heating & Plumbing of The Elms, Upper Argoed Farm, Shirenewton, Chepstow, Gwent Tel. 01291641307.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a concern. What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building proximate to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous waste. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Chepstow will note any structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Monmouthshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Chepstow and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chepstow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Chepstow property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chepstow Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

A surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas associated installations such as chimney linings. However, the Chepstow surveyor won't remove fittings and won't do any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Monmouthshire based local companies include Richard Kopp of 4 Tan House Court, Shirenewton, Chepstow, Monmouthshire Tel. 01291641581 and Phil Smith Heating & Plumbing of The Elms, Upper Argoed Farm, Shirenewton, Chepstow, Gwent Tel. 01291641307.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a concern. What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building proximate to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous waste. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Chepstow will note any structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Monmouthshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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