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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pentre Halkyn

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pentre Halkyn

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Pentre Halkyn) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pentre Halkyn

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Pentre Halkyn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Pentre Halkyn property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Pentre Halkyn property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Pentre Halkyn Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does rainfall have on a property in Pentre Halkyn, and does our Pentre Halkyn HomeBuyer Report mention it?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the impact wet weather can have on houses in Pentre Halkyn is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only visited the home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in warped floorboards or beams.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I would be advised to be aware of when intending to buy a converted flat in Pentre Halkyn inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is typically higher owing to them resisting change. However a large number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors are expected advise you if the planned purchase is or might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented developments to the property may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Pentre Halkyn and found that there is a 29mm crack above the windows in the cellar, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be fixed quite easily. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Pentre Halkyn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Pentre Halkyn property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Pentre Halkyn property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Pentre Halkyn Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does rainfall have on a property in Pentre Halkyn, and does our Pentre Halkyn HomeBuyer Report mention it?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the impact wet weather can have on houses in Pentre Halkyn is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only visited the home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in warped floorboards or beams.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Conservation area


Will there be any considerations I would be advised to be aware of when intending to buy a converted flat in Pentre Halkyn inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is typically higher owing to them resisting change. However a large number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors are expected advise you if the planned purchase is or might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented developments to the property may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Pentre Halkyn and found that there is a 29mm crack above the windows in the cellar, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be fixed quite easily. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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