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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dolgellau

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dolgellau

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Dolgellau) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dolgellau

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Dolgellau and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Dolgellau property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Dolgellau property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dolgellau Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Dolgellau.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is very aesthetic and was often found on Victorian buildings. The composition is very like plaster to apply. It can have lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Dolgellau Building Surveys frequently highlight defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a property in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including domestic waste. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Dolgellau RICS surveyors will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Gwynedd Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the lounge wall, to complete structural failure. A Dolgellau surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Dolgellau and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Dolgellau property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Dolgellau property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dolgellau Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Dolgellau.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is very aesthetic and was often found on Victorian buildings. The composition is very like plaster to apply. It can have lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Dolgellau Building Surveys frequently highlight defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost



Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a property in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including domestic waste. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Dolgellau RICS surveyors will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Gwynedd Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the lounge wall, to complete structural failure. A Dolgellau surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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