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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glan Conwy

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glan Conwy

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Glan Conwy) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glan Conwy

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glan Conwy and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Glan Conwy property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Glan Conwy property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Glan Conwy House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Glan Conwy. What will our Glan Conwy house surveyor look into during the survey?

Homes in Glan Conwy that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Glan Conwy, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am planning to lease it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a Glan Conwy Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Glan Conwy your RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed parts of the wiring as well as concerns such as verifying the nature of electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1986-built home in Glan Conwy and saw that there is a 22mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame. What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather , and in Winter these will close when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, 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.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Glan Conwy surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glan Conwy and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Glan Conwy property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Glan Conwy property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Glan Conwy House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Glan Conwy. What will our Glan Conwy house surveyor look into during the survey?

Homes in Glan Conwy that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Glan Conwy, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am planning to lease it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a Glan Conwy Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Glan Conwy your RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed parts of the wiring as well as concerns such as verifying the nature of electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1986-built home in Glan Conwy and saw that there is a 22mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame. What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather , and in Winter these will close when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, 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.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Glan Conwy surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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