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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Saundersfoot

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saundersfoot

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Saundersfoot) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saundersfoot

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Westfield Court, Westfield Road, Saundersfoot, SA69

Home Buyers Survey Saundersfoot

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Saundersfoot property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Saundersfoot property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Saundersfoot Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural

integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Saundersfoot residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Building Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, minor wall cracks in the lounge may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Saundersfoot, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we expect to purchase we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Saundersfoot a surveyor should mention the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. The RICS surveyor will also issues like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Saundersfoot property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Saundersfoot property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Saundersfoot Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural



integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Saundersfoot residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Building Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, minor wall cracks in the lounge may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Saundersfoot, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we expect to purchase we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Saundersfoot a surveyor should mention the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. The RICS surveyor will also issues like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or if there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

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