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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lisvane

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lisvane

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lisvane) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lisvane

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Lisvane and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lisvane property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Lisvane property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Lisvane Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older houses cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Lisvane homes. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed

to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Lisvane, and can a Lisvane building survey consider indications of water damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of flood damage. Both property buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a property in Lisvane through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, as well as gas related gas installations in the house for example - fireplaces. Your Lisvane surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Lisvane include M Carey of 87 Heol Y Cadno, Thornhill, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Tel. 07971666457 and John Smith of 11 Heol Y Barcud, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Tel. 07708346997.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Lisvane and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lisvane property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Lisvane property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Lisvane Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older houses cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Lisvane homes. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed



to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Lisvane, and can a Lisvane building survey consider indications of water damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of flood damage. Both property buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a property in Lisvane through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, as well as gas related gas installations in the house for example - fireplaces. Your Lisvane surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Lisvane include M Carey of 87 Heol Y Cadno, Thornhill, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Tel. 07971666457 and John Smith of 11 Heol Y Barcud, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Tel. 07708346997.

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