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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radyr

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radyr

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Radyr) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radyr

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Radyr and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Radyr property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Radyr property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Radyr Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Radyr property with a loft conversion - What will our Radyr surveyor look into during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Radyr. Houses across Radyr can often hide roofing woes. From the eaves to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your surveyors in Radyr may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building

survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Radyr builder. Contact D.J. Mackay & Son Roofing & Building of 11 Clos Y Gwyddfid, Morganstown, Cardiff, CF15 8EX on 029 2050 1772 for more information.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a flat near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous waste. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Radyr will consider structural problems resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Cardiff Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to consider rainwater goods? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on Radyr property is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the house in good weather, issues may have been hidden. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

The good news is that drainage problems are quite easy to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Radyr and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Radyr property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Radyr property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Radyr Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Radyr property with a loft conversion - What will our Radyr surveyor look into during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Radyr. Houses across Radyr can often hide roofing woes. From the eaves to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your surveyors in Radyr may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building



survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Radyr builder. Contact D.J. Mackay & Son Roofing & Building of 11 Clos Y Gwyddfid, Morganstown, Cardiff, CF15 8EX on 029 2050 1772 for more information.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a flat near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous waste. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Radyr will consider structural problems resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Cardiff Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to consider rainwater goods? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on Radyr property is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the house in good weather, issues may have been hidden. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

The good news is that drainage problems are quite easy to remedy.

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