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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Porthmadog

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Porthmadog

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Porthmadog) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Porthmadog

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Porthmadog and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Porthmadog property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Porthmadog property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Porthmadog House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built properties be a challenge. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Porthmadog, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull

these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Porthmadog what does 'E9' include?

A fairly common example may be steps or landing areas which are settling or heaving. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Porthmadog deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers in Porthmadog a clear understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for Porthmadog property? Will the Porthmadog Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with severe changes in the water table level and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a difficult-to-open bedroom window. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Porthmadog, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Porthmadog and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Porthmadog property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Porthmadog property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Porthmadog House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built properties be a challenge. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Porthmadog, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull



these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Porthmadog what does 'E9' include?

A fairly common example may be steps or landing areas which are settling or heaving. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Porthmadog deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers in Porthmadog a clear understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for Porthmadog property? Will the Porthmadog Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with severe changes in the water table level and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a difficult-to-open bedroom window. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Porthmadog, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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