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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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Which property survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanfechain

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanfechain

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Llanfechain) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanfechain

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Llanfechain and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Llanfechain property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Llanfechain property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Llanfechain House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710 in Llanfechain? What effect will the house's construction have on maintenance?

A building's age can be problematic, and Structures employing traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will wet weather have on a home in Llanfechain? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rain has on a structure is not given enough thought by home buyers. For example, spalling on walls around drainage could mean that the rainwater goods are blocked.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Does a Llanfechain HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Llanfechain, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Llanfechain and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Llanfechain property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Llanfechain property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Llanfechain House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710 in Llanfechain? What effect will the house's construction have on maintenance?

A building's age can be problematic, and Structures employing traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for more information.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will wet weather have on a home in Llanfechain? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rain has on a structure is not given enough thought by home buyers. For example, spalling on walls around drainage could mean that the rainwater goods are blocked.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Does a Llanfechain HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Llanfechain, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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