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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 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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  • Building Survey
    Newton Nottage Road, Porthcawl, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, CF36-y-bont ar Ogwr, CF36

  • Property Valuation Report
    Severn Road, Porthcawl, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, CF36-y-bont ar Ogwr, CF36

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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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our surveyor in Porthcawl pay attention to during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many properties will suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, missing tiles. From the dormer windows to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor can provide an estimate. Speak to Apex of 44B Victoria Av, Porthcawl, CF36 3HE on 01656 783260 to request an estimate.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Porthcawl building will include an independent valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will relate to awareness of the Porthcawl property market and other things relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no expensive legal issues such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Porthcawl area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental issues like Porthcawl planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our surveyor in Porthcawl pay attention to during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many properties will suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, missing tiles. From the dormer windows to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor can provide an estimate. Speak to Apex of 44B Victoria Av, Porthcawl, CF36 3HE on 01656 783260 to request an estimate.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Porthcawl building will include an independent valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will relate to awareness of the Porthcawl property market and other things relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no expensive legal issues such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Porthcawl area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental issues like Porthcawl planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

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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