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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 property survey do I need for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Narberth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Narberth

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Narberth) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Narberth

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Narberth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Narberth property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Narberth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Does the Narberth Home Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Narberth can have unwanted consequences, with groundwater level variations and soil movement being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Narberth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture

levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) semi detached home in Narberth.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Georgian buildings. It used to have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture culminating in the surface breaking needing repair

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor consider indications of flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Narberth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Narberth property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Narberth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Does the Narberth Home Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Narberth can have unwanted consequences, with groundwater level variations and soil movement being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Narberth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture



levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) semi detached home in Narberth.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Georgian buildings. It used to have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture culminating in the surface breaking needing repair

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor consider indications of flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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