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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rhondda Cynon Taff

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rhondda Cynon Taff

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rhondda Cynon Taff) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rhondda Cynon Taff

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Rhondda Cynon Taff and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Rhondda Cynon Taff property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Rhondda Cynon Taff property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Rhondda Cynon Taff Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Rhondda Cynon Taff, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey check any flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Property constructed prior to the mid eighties will probably conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Removing it asbestos can be costly but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette in the region a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Rhondda Cynon Taff surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Rhondda Cynon Taff and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Rhondda Cynon Taff property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Rhondda Cynon Taff property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Rhondda Cynon Taff Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Rhondda Cynon Taff, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey check any flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Property constructed prior to the mid eighties will probably conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Most of it was sourced from Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Removing it asbestos can be costly but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette in the region a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Rhondda Cynon Taff surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority and advise you .

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