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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Clears

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Clears

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Clears) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Clears

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Clears and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Clears property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the St Clears property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant St Clears Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property,

such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Too few downspouts is an example of this.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone cause problems for the owner? Which potential issues should we consider?

From Peakmoor Sandstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in St Clears are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Foelfach Quarry, Cynwyl Road, Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, SA33 6AR, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01267 281296 for more information.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an old building in St Clears? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can worry purchasers. St Clears homes employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of St Clears's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make the final cost hard to predict.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Clears and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Clears property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the St Clears property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant St Clears Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property,



such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Too few downspouts is an example of this.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone cause problems for the owner? Which potential issues should we consider?

From Peakmoor Sandstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in St Clears are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Foelfach Quarry, Cynwyl Road, Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, SA33 6AR, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01267 281296 for more information.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an old building in St Clears? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can worry purchasers. St Clears homes employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of St Clears's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make the final cost hard to predict.

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