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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penarth

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penarth

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Penarth) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penarth

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Penarth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Penarth property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Penarth property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Penarth Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can stone-built property in Penarth be problematic. Which major related issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Purchasers in Penarth should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Penarth should be able to supply local stone.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not technically exist anymore Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. If you are buying a modified Penarth house like an extended house, it is now the most appropriate choice of home survey. The written report portrays crucial details on the homes construction and uses and any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house. There will be certain limitations with a Building Survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Penarth property such as removing the contents of cupboards. External buildings will, in addition, be checked out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. What should we do?

Penarth houses are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Penarth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Penarth property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Penarth property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Penarth Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can stone-built property in Penarth be problematic. Which major related issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Purchasers in Penarth should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.



The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Penarth should be able to supply local stone.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not technically exist anymore Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. If you are buying a modified Penarth house like an extended house, it is now the most appropriate choice of home survey. The written report portrays crucial details on the homes construction and uses and any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house. There will be certain limitations with a Building Survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Penarth property such as removing the contents of cupboards. External buildings will, in addition, be checked out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. What should we do?

Penarth houses are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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