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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tonteg

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tonteg

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tonteg) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tonteg

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tonteg and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tonteg property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Tonteg property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Tonteg Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence is a concern affecting the flat. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice

should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s Tonteg property with stone walls. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Purchasers in Tonteg should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects affecting stone-built houses in Tonteg can vary, weathered stone being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the structure's roof could be difficult to arrange. What will our Tonteg house surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by Tonteg buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to bad drainage, among a range of other roofing issues. From the gables to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tonteg and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tonteg property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Tonteg property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Tonteg Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence is a concern affecting the flat. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice



should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s Tonteg property with stone walls. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Purchasers in Tonteg should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects affecting stone-built houses in Tonteg can vary, weathered stone being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the structure's roof could be difficult to arrange. What will our Tonteg house surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by Tonteg buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to bad drainage, among a range of other roofing issues. From the gables to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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