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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pontypool

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pontypool

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Pontypool) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pontypool

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Pontypool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pontypool property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Pontypool property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Pontypool property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Pontypool House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the property's value the valuer will refer to experience of property in Pontypool as well as other factors about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

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. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't

any expensive legal issues like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Pontypool conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Gas flame

Does a Pontypool surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter as part of the Pontypool survey, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). However, the Pontypool local surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this converted property appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Brick-constructed homes in Pontypool demonstrate several benefits, but they can also experience a number of issues. This could be anything from signs of movement to inadequate damp-proofing. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. For more information, contact a local builder, Claremont Construction of 27 Farrier Pl, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, MK14 7PH on 01908 663309.

Brick-build property can be found across Pontypool, leading to a number of popular courses and methods. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Pontypool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pontypool property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Pontypool property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Pontypool property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Pontypool House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the property's value the valuer will refer to experience of property in Pontypool as well as other factors about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

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. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't



any expensive legal issues like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Pontypool conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Gas flame

Does a Pontypool surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter as part of the Pontypool survey, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). However, the Pontypool local surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this converted property appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Brick-constructed homes in Pontypool demonstrate several benefits, but they can also experience a number of issues. This could be anything from signs of movement to inadequate damp-proofing. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. For more information, contact a local builder, Claremont Construction of 27 Farrier Pl, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, MK14 7PH on 01908 663309.

Brick-build property can be found across Pontypool, leading to a number of popular courses and methods. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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