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Valuation
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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 Home Survey do I need for my planned house purchase in Resolven?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Resolven

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Resolven

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Resolven) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Resolven

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Resolven and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Resolven property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Resolven property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Resolven property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Resolven Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Resolven Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

Resolven Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will combine experience of property in Resolven as well as other factors about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Further Resolven conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Resolven will note structural defects resulting from the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are hoping to acquire it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; does the Resolven surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Resolven the surveyor will usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Resolven.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that an electrical check need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Resolven and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Resolven property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Resolven property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Resolven property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Resolven Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Resolven Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

Resolven Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will combine experience of property in Resolven as well as other factors about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Further Resolven conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, also being considered.



A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Resolven will note structural defects resulting from the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are hoping to acquire it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; does the Resolven surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Resolven the surveyor will usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Resolven.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that an electrical check need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

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