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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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What Survey should I pick for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llay

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llay

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Llay) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llay

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Llay property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Llay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Llay that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Llay Home Buyers Suveys can report any number of problems such as horizontal pattern like cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when moisture enters beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Llay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Llay market and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to Llay environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests on the road - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Llay properties are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Signs may not be obvious, for example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture. The home surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Llay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Llay property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Llay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Llay Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Llay that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Llay Home Buyers Suveys can report any number of problems such as horizontal pattern like cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when moisture enters beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Llay property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Llay market and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to Llay environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests on the road - Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Llay properties are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Signs may not be obvious, for example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture. The home surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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