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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pontcanna

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pontcanna

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Pontcanna) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pontcanna

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Pontcanna and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pontcanna property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Pontcanna property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Pontcanna House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor report on the state of the gas supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position as part of the Pontcanna survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures such as fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Pontcanna Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To be able to determine the property's value your RICS valuer will relate to experience of property in Pontcanna and other factors about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there are no costly legal issues for example no troublesome covenants. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Further Pontcanna assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Pontcanna environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Pontcanna Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Pontcanna surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Pontcanna and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pontcanna property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Pontcanna property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Pontcanna House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor report on the state of the gas supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position as part of the Pontcanna survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures such as fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Pontcanna Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To be able to determine the property's value your RICS valuer will relate to experience of property in Pontcanna and other factors about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there are no costly legal issues for example no troublesome covenants. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Further Pontcanna assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Pontcanna environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Pontcanna Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Pontcanna surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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