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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penllergaer

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penllergaer

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Penllergaer) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penllergaer

    This is an impartial 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

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Penllergaer and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Penllergaer property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Penllergaer property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Penllergaer Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Penllergaer. Is there any brick wall repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed property in Penllergaer demonstrate several benefits compared to other types of construction, but they can also experience a range of defects, such as erosion. An issue of particular concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Brickmaster Construction Ltd at 6 Medlar Clo, Burton, Christchurch, BH23 7PG on 01202 478186.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're getting in Penllergaer. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor search for any flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times); sensible owners and home buyers in Penllergaer are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Penllergaer, such as via seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent Penllergaer flood warnings have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. Is this a major concern and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Penllergaer and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Penllergaer property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Penllergaer property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Penllergaer Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Penllergaer. Is there any brick wall repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed property in Penllergaer demonstrate several benefits compared to other types of construction, but they can also experience a range of defects, such as erosion. An issue of particular concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Brickmaster Construction Ltd at 6 Medlar Clo, Burton, Christchurch, BH23 7PG on 01202 478186.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.



Damage resulting from flooding

We're getting in Penllergaer. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor search for any flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times); sensible owners and home buyers in Penllergaer are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Penllergaer, such as via seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent Penllergaer flood warnings have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. Is this a major concern and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

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