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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanrumney

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanrumney

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Llanrumney) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanrumney

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llanrumney property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Llanrumney property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Llanrumney Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should

be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Llanrumney building survey. Your Llanrumney surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in CF3 in Llanrumney with an asking price of £112, 863. What factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Llanrumney ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices such as the structural condition of the building or the number of bathrooms. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £105, 563, which is £7, 300 less than the selling price (£100, 000 was the blended house/flat average). 6, Pensarn Road, Rumney, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF3 1SH a semi detached house sold for £105, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Llanrumney property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Llanrumney property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Llanrumney Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should



be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Llanrumney building survey. Your Llanrumney surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in CF3 in Llanrumney with an asking price of £112, 863. What factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Llanrumney ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices such as the structural condition of the building or the number of bathrooms. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £105, 563, which is £7, 300 less than the selling price (£100, 000 was the blended house/flat average). 6, Pensarn Road, Rumney, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF3 1SH a semi detached house sold for £105, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

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