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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 Survey should I select for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crickhowell

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crickhowell

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Crickhowell) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crickhowell

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Crickhowell and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Crickhowell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Crickhowell property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Crickhowell Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Crickhowell and are looking for a home built from brick chimney. What recommendations will a property surveyor in Crickhowell make?

Brick properties be affected by a range of defects. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Approved Builders at 167 Parrswood Rd, Manchester, M20 4RR on 0161-445 2783.

For example, Flemish bond or shiner bond are both used in Crickhowell properties. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Crickhowell which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Crickhowell Home Buyers Suveys frequently report issues such as when movement of the wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Crickhowell subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Crickhowell and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Crickhowell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Crickhowell property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Crickhowell Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Crickhowell and are looking for a home built from brick chimney. What recommendations will a property surveyor in Crickhowell make?

Brick properties be affected by a range of defects. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Approved Builders at 167 Parrswood Rd, Manchester, M20 4RR on 0161-445 2783.

For example, Flemish bond or shiner bond are both used in Crickhowell properties. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Crickhowell which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Crickhowell Home Buyers Suveys frequently report issues such as when movement of the wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Crickhowell subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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