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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ponthir

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ponthir

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ponthir) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ponthir

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ponthir and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ponthir property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ponthir House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we are planning to purchase, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Ponthir a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a non invasive view of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as confirming the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

To get nearby advice in Ponthir on domestic electrical systems - Oakley Electrical Contractors , 23 Lodge Hill, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3DA .

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including soffit boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Ponthir home survey. However they will mention potential asbestos during the Ponthir survey and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - What can we do?

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 be very expensive to resolve. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Ponthir and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ponthir property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Ponthir House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we are planning to purchase, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Ponthir a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a non invasive view of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as confirming the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.



To get nearby advice in Ponthir on domestic electrical systems - Oakley Electrical Contractors , 23 Lodge Hill, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3DA .

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Some types are found in the building materials including soffit boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Ponthir home survey. However they will mention potential asbestos during the Ponthir survey and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - What can we do?

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 be very expensive to resolve. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning.

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