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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 building survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gower

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gower

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Gower) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gower

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Gower and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Gower property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Gower property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Gower Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to look into if planning to buy a home in Gower in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Gower surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have with the property and its value. The price of property will probably be greater because of them being unspoilt. However many have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the property looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of the

Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic changes to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Gower, does the chartered surveyor check indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Gower home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could heavy rain have on our new house in Gower?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are not given more thought. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Gower and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Gower property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Gower property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Gower Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to look into if planning to buy a home in Gower in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Gower surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have with the property and its value. The price of property will probably be greater because of them being unspoilt. However many have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the property looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of the



Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic changes to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Gower, does the chartered surveyor check indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Gower home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could heavy rain have on our new house in Gower?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are not given more thought. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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