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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Torfaen

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Torfaen

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Torfaen) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Torfaen

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torfaen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Torfaen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Torfaen property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Torfaen property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Torfaen Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

On a Torfaen HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E8' cover?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Torfaen are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. Discoloured metal or vinyl sidings are an example of this.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What are the issues with asbestos?

Property constructed prior to the eighties will most likely contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a potentially deadly material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including white are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need English Garden Wall bond upkeep suggestions, can a surveyor in Torfaen help? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Torfaen converted property demonstrate several benefits over stone-built property. Unfortunately, they also indicate various issues and defects. These can include efflorescence or cracks. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A & R Brickwork should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07939 086588 or 14 Uffington Pde, Stoke-On-Trent, ST2 0BB.

For home purchasers in Torfaen seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torfaen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Torfaen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Torfaen property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Torfaen property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Torfaen Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

On a Torfaen HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E8' cover?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Torfaen are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. Discoloured metal or vinyl sidings are an example of this.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What are the issues with asbestos?

Property constructed prior to the eighties will most likely contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a potentially deadly material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including white are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need English Garden Wall bond upkeep suggestions, can a surveyor in Torfaen help? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Torfaen converted property demonstrate several benefits over stone-built property. Unfortunately, they also indicate various issues and defects. These can include efflorescence or cracks. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A & R Brickwork should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07939 086588 or 14 Uffington Pde, Stoke-On-Trent, ST2 0BB.

For home purchasers in Torfaen seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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