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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanharan

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanharan

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Llanharan) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanharan

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Llanharan and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llanharan property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Llanharan property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Llanharan House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Llanharan? Will the RICS surveyor in Llanharan report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are rarely considered properly. Signs that downspouts are blocked include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Llanharan has been an issue. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern - What does the building surveyor in Llanharan check when the structure is surveyed?

Local property in good condition can be hiding serious roofing problems. From rafters to tie beams, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Llanharan and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llanharan property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Llanharan property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Llanharan House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Llanharan? Will the RICS surveyor in Llanharan report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are rarely considered properly. Signs that downspouts are blocked include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, 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.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Llanharan has been an issue. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that deteriorated flashing had been a concern - What does the building surveyor in Llanharan check when the structure is surveyed?

Local property in good condition can be hiding serious roofing problems. From rafters to tie beams, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.

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