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Property
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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Neath Port Talbot

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Neath Port Talbot

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Neath Port Talbot) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Neath Port Talbot

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Neath Port Talbot and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Neath Port Talbot property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Neath Port Talbot property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Neath Port Talbot Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create issues for the owner? What related issues must we watch out for?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Neath Port Talbot builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Properties erected before 1985 will probably conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging for example. It is found all over the world including the US.

All forms including white are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of it will be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Neath Port Talbot survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Neath Port Talbot. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the Neath Port Talbot building surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Neath Port Talbot that are otherwise ideal could feature roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. From decking to ridge flashing, the whole roof must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Pughs of 12 Hafod St, Port Talbot, SA13 1AE on 01639 885605 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Neath Port Talbot and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Neath Port Talbot property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Neath Port Talbot property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Neath Port Talbot Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create issues for the owner? What related issues must we watch out for?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



Asbestos roof tiles

A Neath Port Talbot builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Properties erected before 1985 will probably conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging for example. It is found all over the world including the US.

All forms including white are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of it will be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Neath Port Talbot survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Neath Port Talbot. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the Neath Port Talbot building surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Neath Port Talbot that are otherwise ideal could feature roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. From decking to ridge flashing, the whole roof must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Pughs of 12 Hafod St, Port Talbot, SA13 1AE on 01639 885605 for an estimate.

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