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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cross Hands

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cross Hands

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cross Hands) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cross Hands

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Cross Hands and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Cross Hands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Cross Hands property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Cross Hands property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cross Hands Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a detached property in SA14 in Cross Hands on with a local agent for £122, 244. What will a surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Cross Hands during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on the price of property for instance plumbing problems or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It is useful to consider house values achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £131, 644, which is £9, 400 more than the amount you are paying. 36, Grove Hill Park, Gorslas, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7LF a detached property was purchased for £24, 000 .

The best way to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Cross Hands which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components is an example of this.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Cross Hands are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cross Hands subsidence is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Cross Hands HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Cross Hands and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Cross Hands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Cross Hands property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Cross Hands property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cross Hands Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a detached property in SA14 in Cross Hands on with a local agent for £122, 244. What will a surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Cross Hands during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on the price of property for instance plumbing problems or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It is useful to consider house values achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £131, 644, which is £9, 400 more than the amount you are paying. 36, Grove Hill Park, Gorslas, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7LF a detached property was purchased for £24, 000 .

The best way to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Cross Hands which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.



Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components is an example of this.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Cross Hands are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cross Hands subsidence is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Cross Hands HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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