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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Athan

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Athan

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Athan) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Athan

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in St Athan and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the St Athan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Athan property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant St Athan Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in St Athan which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes for example. it can be problematic and Surveyors in St Athan sometimes show any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems may be when moisture under DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we want to purchase, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will a St Athan Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrical system?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in St Athan a surveyor will report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a home in St Athan, does the surveyor investigate possible flooding?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and house 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 several routes, including window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for St Athan.

*Correct as of 04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in St Athan and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the St Athan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Athan property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant St Athan Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in St Athan which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes for example. it can be problematic and Surveyors in St Athan sometimes show any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems may be when moisture under DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we want to purchase, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will a St Athan Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrical system?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in St Athan a surveyor will report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a home in St Athan, does the surveyor investigate possible flooding?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and house 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 several routes, including window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for St Athan.

*Correct as of 04/01/2013

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