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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Porthcawl

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Porthcawl

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Porthcawl) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Porthcawl

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Porthcawl and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Porthcawl property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Porthcawl property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Porthcawl Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to check on when purchasing a house in Porthcawl in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have on the property and its value. The price of property will be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are expected report whether the location looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Porthcawl Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported in the Porthcawl survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Porthcawl property, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Porthcawl house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Porthcawl house, omitting sections as necessary. One example issue could be the loss of granules on an asphalt roof. Flat and sloping roofs are checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Porthcawl and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Porthcawl property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Porthcawl property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Porthcawl Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to check on when purchasing a house in Porthcawl in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have on the property and its value. The price of property will be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are expected report whether the location looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of the Porthcawl Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported in the Porthcawl survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Porthcawl property, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Porthcawl house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Porthcawl house, omitting sections as necessary. One example issue could be the loss of granules on an asphalt roof. Flat and sloping roofs are checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

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