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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maesteg

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maesteg

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Maesteg) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maesteg

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Maesteg property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Maesteg property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Maesteg House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Maesteg house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Can my HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as a hard-to-open bathroom door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

English Heritage

I am intending to purchase a flat close to British Fortified Residence , will this affect the property's value?

British Fortified Residence is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of importance include Croes Y Bwlchgwyn Round Cairn, Garth Hill Platform House and Llangynwyd Castle.. The RICS surveyor will include all local factors when conducting home buyers survey in Maesteg. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on British Fortified Residence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this Maesteg residence is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Maesteg structures demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also be subject to numerous defects, from moisture damage to defective mortar. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. BWS Contracts Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 3 Mcniven Ct, Stonehouse, Larkhall, ML9 3DY or 01698 793862.

Maesteg home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across the UK. For instance, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Maesteg property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Maesteg property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Maesteg House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Maesteg house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Can my HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as a hard-to-open bathroom door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



English Heritage

I am intending to purchase a flat close to British Fortified Residence , will this affect the property's value?

British Fortified Residence is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of importance include Croes Y Bwlchgwyn Round Cairn, Garth Hill Platform House and Llangynwyd Castle.. The RICS surveyor will include all local factors when conducting home buyers survey in Maesteg. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on British Fortified Residence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this Maesteg residence is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Maesteg structures demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also be subject to numerous defects, from moisture damage to defective mortar. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. BWS Contracts Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 3 Mcniven Ct, Stonehouse, Larkhall, ML9 3DY or 01698 793862.

Maesteg home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across the UK. For instance, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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