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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 do I need for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Risca

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Risca

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Risca) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Risca

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Risca and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Risca property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Risca property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Risca House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Risca, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Risca home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor investigate any flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard), and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to be wary of when planning to buy a period property in Risca near a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation they have with the building and its value. Prices will probably be inflated due to them being unspoilt. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are expected report whether the building might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Out of keeping modifications to the property may also be commented on but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Risca and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Risca property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Risca property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Risca House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Risca, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Risca home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor investigate any flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard), and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to be wary of when planning to buy a period property in Risca near a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation they have with the building and its value. Prices will probably be inflated due to them being unspoilt. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are expected report whether the building might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Out of keeping modifications to the property may also be commented on but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

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