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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grangetown

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grangetown

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Grangetown) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard , for example cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grangetown

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Grangetown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Grangetown property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Grangetown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an older property in Grangetown? What consequences will the rafter roof have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers in Grangetown hope to own a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could create disruption for new owners.If

you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with the surveyor for more detail.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to an infestation can include traps.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to commission the full structural survey in Grangetown as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a doer-upper property?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer technical survey which is named the Building Survey is now available. Go for the Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house mentioned. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Grangetown property assembled from normal building materials. You should be aware of a few caveats exist with a property survey as a local surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the building or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Grangetown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Grangetown property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Grangetown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an older property in Grangetown? What consequences will the rafter roof have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers in Grangetown hope to own a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could create disruption for new owners.If



you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with the surveyor for more detail.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to an infestation can include traps.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to commission the full structural survey in Grangetown as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a doer-upper property?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer technical survey which is named the Building Survey is now available. Go for the Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house mentioned. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Grangetown property assembled from normal building materials. You should be aware of a few caveats exist with a property survey as a local surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the building or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

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