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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 property survey should I pick for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Solva

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Solva

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Solva) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Solva

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Solva and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Solva property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Solva property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Solva House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the reason for choosing the full structural survey if buying a derelict end of terrace townhouse near Solva as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit often still described as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers - this survey type is now defunct and they are renamed Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified house built out of typical construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is the correct choice for the property described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is supplied to the buyer going through comprehensive and far-reaching details on the condition of the property. There will be one or two limitations with any residential survey to consider as a local surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Solva property such as removing roof space contents.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a property's foundations? What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to environmental conditions can cause high maintenance costs for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Solva property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with lost tile pegs. What aspects of the roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This is a common concern for Solva home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes can be blighted by problems like sagging beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Solva and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Solva property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Solva property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Solva House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the reason for choosing the full structural survey if buying a derelict end of terrace townhouse near Solva as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit often still described as Full Structural Surveys



by many agents and buyers - this survey type is now defunct and they are renamed Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified house built out of typical construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is the correct choice for the property described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is supplied to the buyer going through comprehensive and far-reaching details on the condition of the property. There will be one or two limitations with any residential survey to consider as a local surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Solva property such as removing roof space contents.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a property's foundations? What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to environmental conditions can cause high maintenance costs for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Solva property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with lost tile pegs. What aspects of the roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This is a common concern for Solva home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes can be blighted by problems like sagging beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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