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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gwaelod Y Garth

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gwaelod Y Garth

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Gwaelod Y Garth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gwaelod Y Garth

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Gwaelod Y Garth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwaelod Y Garth 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 made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Gwaelod Y Garth property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gwaelod Y Garth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider gutters? Will the surveyor report on this? Could it affect the property value?

Both in Gwaelod Y Garth, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on Gwaelod Y Garth houses is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. For example, rotten roofing elements suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. This can lead to hazardous mould.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a cottage in Gwaelod Y Garth. What effect will the house's age have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Gwaelod Y Garth houses built with traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can end up costing more than initially budgeted. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with the Gwaelod Y Garth surveyor for more detail.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Gwaelod Y Garth is a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be resolved. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Gwaelod Y Garth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwaelod Y Garth 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 made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Gwaelod Y Garth property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gwaelod Y Garth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider gutters? Will the surveyor report on this? Could it affect the property value?

Both in Gwaelod Y Garth, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on Gwaelod Y Garth houses is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. For example, rotten roofing elements suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. This can lead to hazardous mould.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Traditionally built property

We are buying a cottage in Gwaelod Y Garth. What effect will the house's age have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Gwaelod Y Garth houses built with traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can end up costing more than initially budgeted. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with the Gwaelod Y Garth surveyor for more detail.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Gwaelod Y Garth is a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be resolved. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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