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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanishen

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanishen

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Llanishen) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanishen

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Llanishen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Llanishen property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Llanishen property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Llanishen Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous refuse. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues for example spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Llanishen will examine any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Cardiff Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Llanishen surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Llanishen home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a rebuilding cost as part of the report. In order to determine the market value the surveyor will take into account local Llanishen market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no compromising legal issues such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, such as stairway access to a maisonette or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Llanishen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Llanishen property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Llanishen property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Llanishen Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous refuse. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues for example spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Llanishen will examine any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Cardiff Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Llanishen surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Llanishen home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a rebuilding cost as part of the report. In order to determine the market value the surveyor will take into account local Llanishen market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no compromising legal issues such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, such as stairway access to a maisonette or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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