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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 right choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gwernaffield

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gwernaffield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Gwernaffield) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gwernaffield

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gwernaffield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwernaffield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Gwernaffield property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gwernaffield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Gwernaffield and the estate agent has told us that it has been constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

From Broadway Dark Cream Limestone to Naylor Hill Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Gwernaffield homes can vary, salt contamination of being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to consider if planning to buy an extended house in Gwernaffield inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Gwernaffield surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have on the property and its value. The price of property will likely be more than prices outside the area due to them being largely unspoilt However a large number are falling into disrepair for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors will tell you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported in the Gwernaffield survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Gwernaffield what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Water leaks around window or door frames is one example. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gwernaffield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gwernaffield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Gwernaffield property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gwernaffield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Gwernaffield and the estate agent has told us that it has been constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

From Broadway Dark Cream Limestone to Naylor Hill Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Gwernaffield homes can vary, salt contamination of being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to consider if planning to buy an extended house in Gwernaffield inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Gwernaffield surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have on the property and its value. The price of property will likely be more than prices outside the area due to them being largely unspoilt However a large number are falling into disrepair for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors will tell you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported in the Gwernaffield survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Gwernaffield what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Water leaks around window or door frames is one example. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

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