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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skewen

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skewen

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Skewen) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skewen

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Skewen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Skewen property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skewen property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Skewen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance associated asbestos. However, the Skewen surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't conduct any

tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider gutters?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that this issue is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that downspouts are under performing include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home buyers survey check for possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property in Skewen or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Skewen and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Skewen property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Skewen property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Skewen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance associated asbestos. However, the Skewen surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't conduct any



tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider gutters?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that this issue is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that downspouts are under performing include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home buyers survey check for possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property in Skewen or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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