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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pontyclun

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pontyclun

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Pontyclun) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pontyclun

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Pontyclun and which is cheaper?

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

If the Pontyclun property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Pontyclun property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Pontyclun Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Pontyclun property will contain a property valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the market value the surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore things like sales incentives. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any costly legal issues like building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Pontyclun environmental concerns like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Pontyclun builder has said subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider at the top than at the bottom. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas flues?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route for example, in addition to gas associated installations for example - balanced flues. External covers will not however be taken off. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Rhondda Cynon Taff based local companies include Philip Stacey Heating & Plb of Birchfield, Despenser Avenue, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 07850903046 and R.W Plumbing and Heating of 27 Trenos Place, Bryncae, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 07810 484026.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Pontyclun and which is cheaper?

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

If the Pontyclun property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Pontyclun property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Pontyclun Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Pontyclun property will contain a property valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the market value the surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore things like sales incentives. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any costly legal issues like building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Pontyclun environmental concerns like flood plains, which will also be factored in.



A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Pontyclun builder has said subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider at the top than at the bottom. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas flues?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route for example, in addition to gas associated installations for example - balanced flues. External covers will not however be taken off. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Rhondda Cynon Taff based local companies include Philip Stacey Heating & Plb of Birchfield, Despenser Avenue, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 07850903046 and R.W Plumbing and Heating of 27 Trenos Place, Bryncae, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan Tel. 07810 484026.

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