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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pontarddulais

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pontarddulais

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Pontarddulais) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pontarddulais

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Pontarddulais and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Pontarddulais property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Pontarddulais property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Pontarddulais Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Leaning parapet walls is an example of a Section E defect. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Pontarddulais are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves,

the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about insects affecting some homes. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your Pontarddulais surveyor

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a flat next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include structurally instability. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural issues connected with the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Carmarthenshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Pontarddulais and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Pontarddulais property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Pontarddulais property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Pontarddulais Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Leaning parapet walls is an example of a Section E defect. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Pontarddulais are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves,



the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about insects affecting some homes. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your Pontarddulais surveyor

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a flat next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include structurally instability. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural issues connected with the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Carmarthenshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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