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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Neath

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Neath

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Neath) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Neath

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Neath and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Neath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Neath property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Neath Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the mains gas installation as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures e.g. balanced flues. A Neath surveyor won't remove any fittings and he or she won't run any tests on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues for Neath home? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Factors from dry rot to insect infestation can cause issues for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. 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. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this converted apartment is in poor condition - what should we do?

Brick-constructed buildings in Neath do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience diverse problems, ranging from thermal movement to crypto-florescence. Any such issues ought to be reported on along with recommendations. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Brewer M J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 16 Chestnut Clo, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2PU or 01525 403524.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Neath and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Neath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Neath property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Neath Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the mains gas installation as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures e.g. balanced flues. A Neath surveyor won't remove any fittings and he or she won't run any tests on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues for Neath home? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Factors from dry rot to insect infestation can cause issues for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. 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. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this converted apartment is in poor condition - what should we do?

Brick-constructed buildings in Neath do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience diverse problems, ranging from thermal movement to crypto-florescence. Any such issues ought to be reported on along with recommendations. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Brewer M J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 16 Chestnut Clo, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2PU or 01525 403524.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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