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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roath Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roath Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Roath Park) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roath Park

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Roath Park and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Roath Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Roath Park property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Roath Park property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Roath Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Roath Park home, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In Roath Park, an example may be debris blocking drainage on an asphalt roof. Roof coverings will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Roath Park report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos during the Roath Park survey and should recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that dry rot had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Roath Park property that are otherwise ideal could feature roof maintenance problems, such as cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the tie beams. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Roath Park and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Roath Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Roath Park property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Roath Park property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Roath Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Roath Park home, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In Roath Park, an example may be debris blocking drainage on an asphalt roof. Roof coverings will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Roath Park report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos during the Roath Park survey and should recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that dry rot had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Roath Park property that are otherwise ideal could feature roof maintenance problems, such as cracked and loose slates or tiles. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the tie beams. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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