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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swansea City

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swansea City

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Swansea City) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swansea City

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Swansea City and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Swansea City property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swansea City Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a modified eighties penthouse apartment in Swansea City?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a 60 year old or less Swansea City apartment made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick and tile. A Building Survey is the correct survey to go for the apartment described. Approximately 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to you outlining thorough and crucial advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. You should be aware of certain provisos are integral with

a property survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the apartment nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing older property? Will the age of the house be a problem?

Many buyers in Swansea City plan to buy a home with character, such as a Tudor home. For traditionally-built Swansea City property, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Properties built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. If you have doubts, speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings for example.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Swansea City and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Swansea City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Swansea City property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swansea City Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a modified eighties penthouse apartment in Swansea City?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as the Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a 60 year old or less Swansea City apartment made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick and tile. A Building Survey is the correct survey to go for the apartment described. Approximately 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to you outlining thorough and crucial advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. You should be aware of certain provisos are integral with



a property survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the apartment nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing older property? Will the age of the house be a problem?

Many buyers in Swansea City plan to buy a home with character, such as a Tudor home. For traditionally-built Swansea City property, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Properties built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. If you have doubts, speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings for example.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should offer advice.

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