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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency home in Neath.

Stucco is just dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. It is similar to plaster. It used to have lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Neath Building Surveys can detail defects e.g. when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the difficulty is

discovering damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it the right choice to go for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a modified period top floor flat in Neath?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. If contemplating the buying of an unusual Neath property e.g. a dilapidated flat - this is now the correct choice of home survey. The formal report will give comprehensive and notable information about the homes condition along with any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. Also flats usually can complicate the survey meaning a surveyor is only able to look into the area within identifiable boundary of the flat,, he may advise on other parts of the property e.g. security. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports please read here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a house close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include structurally instability. Potential health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural problems linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency home in Neath.

Stucco is just dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. It is similar to plaster. It used to have lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Neath Building Surveys can detail defects e.g. when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the difficulty is



discovering damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it the right choice to go for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a modified period top floor flat in Neath?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. If contemplating the buying of an unusual Neath property e.g. a dilapidated flat - this is now the correct choice of home survey. The formal report will give comprehensive and notable information about the homes condition along with any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. Also flats usually can complicate the survey meaning a surveyor is only able to look into the area within identifiable boundary of the flat,, he may advise on other parts of the property e.g. security. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports please read here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a house close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include structurally instability. Potential health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural problems linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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