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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ferndale

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ferndale

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ferndale) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ferndale

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ferndale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Ferndale property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Ferndale property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Ferndale House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence might be a concern impacting the house. Is this a major concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the

foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndale include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Ferndale property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will use local Ferndale market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any expensive legal problems e.g. no troublesome covenants. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndale conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like local industry, also being considered.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a building near Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn , will this affect the property's value?

Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest are Castell Nos, Mynydd Ty'N-Tyle Cairns and Tarren Maerdy Cairn (E).. Your RICS valuer will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Ferndale. See the English Heritage website for further information on Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ferndale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Ferndale property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Ferndale property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Ferndale House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence might be a concern impacting the house. Is this a major concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the



foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndale include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Ferndale property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will use local Ferndale market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any expensive legal problems e.g. no troublesome covenants. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndale conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like local industry, also being considered.

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a building near Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn , will this affect the property's value?

Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest are Castell Nos, Mynydd Ty'N-Tyle Cairns and Tarren Maerdy Cairn (E).. Your RICS valuer will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Ferndale. See the English Heritage website for further information on Carn-Y-Pigwn Round Cairn.

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