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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Powys

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Powys

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Powys) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Powys

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Powys and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Powys property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Powys property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Powys Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Powys may be an issue. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem

worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a building close to Aber-Naint Dyke , will this affect the property's value?

Aber-Naint Dyke is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance are Broniarth Hill Camp, Bryn Mawr Camp and Bryn Y Saethau Hillfort.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Powys. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Aber-Naint Dyke.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Powys. What things will a surveyor consider when carrying out a home buyers survey ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices from location of nearby transport links to defects in the lease. .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Powys and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Powys property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Powys property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Powys Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Powys may be an issue. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem



worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a building close to Aber-Naint Dyke , will this affect the property's value?

Aber-Naint Dyke is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance are Broniarth Hill Camp, Bryn Mawr Camp and Bryn Y Saethau Hillfort.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Powys. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Aber-Naint Dyke.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Powys. What things will a surveyor consider when carrying out a home buyers survey ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices from location of nearby transport links to defects in the lease. .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

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