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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swansea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swansea

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Swansea) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swansea

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Swansea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Swansea property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swansea House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered detached house in Swansea.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is layered over red brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian properties. it can be problematic and Swansea Home Buyers Suveys can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to the surface falling away.

Another example of problems may include attack from sulphates sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local stucco advice contact Sa Garnett & Son, 11 Gomer Road, Swansea, SA1 6QY Tel. 01792 435660 or 07807 566967

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a maisonette in the region Tir John Landfill near Fabian Way and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. commercial waste disposal. There are thousands of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Swansea. Worries include complex organic chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Swansea will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Swansea Local Authority and advise you .

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; does Homebuyer Report in Swansea go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Swansea the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight check of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like checking that the condition of any visible wiring.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Swansea. Inspecting any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Swansea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Swansea property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swansea House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered detached house in Swansea.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is layered over red brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian properties. it can be problematic and Swansea Home Buyers Suveys can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to the surface falling away.

Another example of problems may include attack from sulphates sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.



For a local stucco advice contact Sa Garnett & Son, 11 Gomer Road, Swansea, SA1 6QY Tel. 01792 435660 or 07807 566967

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a maisonette in the region Tir John Landfill near Fabian Way and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. commercial waste disposal. There are thousands of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Swansea. Worries include complex organic chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Swansea will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Swansea Local Authority and advise you .

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; does Homebuyer Report in Swansea go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Swansea the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight check of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like checking that the condition of any visible wiring.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Swansea. Inspecting any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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