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Valuation
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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 is the best choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swansea East

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swansea East

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Swansea East) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swansea East

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Swansea East and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Swansea East property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Swansea East property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Swansea East Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Swansea East properties at risk, and does a building survey investigate any water damage?

Flooding in Swansea East can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and house purchasers in Swansea East are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Swansea East property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Swansea East with stone walls cause issues? What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built Swansea East homes can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Swansea East, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the dining room. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. If you strongly suspect an issue with termites, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Swansea East and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Swansea East property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Swansea East property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Swansea East Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Swansea East properties at risk, and does a building survey investigate any water damage?

Flooding in Swansea East can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and house purchasers in Swansea East are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Swansea East property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.



Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Swansea East with stone walls cause issues? What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built Swansea East homes can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Swansea East, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the dining room. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. If you strongly suspect an issue with termites, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor

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