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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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What property survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunvant

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunvant

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dunvant) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunvant

    This is an independent 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 we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Dunvant and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Dunvant property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dunvant property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dunvant House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone cause problems for the buyer? What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built Dunvant properties can vary greatly, with issues like erosion being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Dunvant properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Dunvant should be able to supply local stone.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a home in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Dunvant will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Swansea Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the argument for having the full structural survey when acquiring a substantially modified mid terrace cottage in Dunvant as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and has actually been replaced by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Choose a Building Survey for the house you describe. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a mid century or later Dunvant house of conventional construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that certain provisos are integral with a Building Survey as your surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the house or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Dunvant and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Dunvant property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dunvant property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Dunvant House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone cause problems for the buyer? What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built Dunvant properties can vary greatly, with issues like erosion being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Dunvant properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.



The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Dunvant should be able to supply local stone.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a home in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Dunvant will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Swansea Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the argument for having the full structural survey when acquiring a substantially modified mid terrace cottage in Dunvant as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and has actually been replaced by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Choose a Building Survey for the house you describe. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a mid century or later Dunvant house of conventional construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that certain provisos are integral with a Building Survey as your surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the house or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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