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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Killay

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Killay

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Killay) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Killay

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Killay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Killay property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Killay property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Killay Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Killay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To estimate an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Killay market and other things about the property for instance: square metres. Your Killay surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Killay area conjectures, such as access to a flat or the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Killay Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Killay survey. Your surveyor will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look into the state of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance balanced flues. Your Killay chartered surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Killay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Killay property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Killay property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Killay Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Killay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To estimate an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Killay market and other things about the property for instance: square metres. Your Killay surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Killay area conjectures, such as access to a flat or the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Killay Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Killay survey. Your surveyor will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look into the state of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance balanced flues. Your Killay chartered surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

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