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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 correct choice for my house purchase in Dolwyddelan?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dolwyddelan

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dolwyddelan

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dolwyddelan) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dolwyddelan

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing 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 on a home in Dolwyddelan and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dolwyddelan property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dolwyddelan property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Dolwyddelan House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report inquire into water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Dolwyddelan and across the country. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood.

The property surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Dolwyddelan.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly beautiful and is found on Georgian homes. It is very similar to plaster. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Dolwyddelan surveyors commonly show issues for instance when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rain have on a house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet conditions and the effect it can have on Dolwyddelan buildings are not given more thought by buyers. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to rising damp.

The good news is that these defects are quite easy to repair. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Dolwyddelan and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dolwyddelan property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dolwyddelan property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Dolwyddelan House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report inquire into water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Dolwyddelan and across the country. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood.



The property surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Dolwyddelan.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly beautiful and is found on Georgian homes. It is very similar to plaster. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Dolwyddelan surveyors commonly show issues for instance when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rain have on a house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet conditions and the effect it can have on Dolwyddelan buildings are not given more thought by buyers. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to rising damp.

The good news is that these defects are quite easy to repair. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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