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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Vale Of Glamorgan

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Vale Of Glamorgan

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Vale Of Glamorgan) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Vale Of Glamorgan

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Royal Close, Penarth Heights, Cardiff CF64

  • Building Survey
    Cornswell Road, Penarth, Vale Of Glamorgan CF64

Home Buyers Survey Vale Of Glamorgan

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Vale Of Glamorgan and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Vale Of Glamorgan property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Vale Of Glamorgan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Vale Of Glamorgan Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Vale Of Glamorgan. What will we need to think about when buying an older property? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create issues for homeowners, and Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Vale Of Glamorgan area, . Discuss this with your surveyor for more information. Built between 1554 and 1557, Oxwich Castle, S range is an example of a traditional mansion in Oxwich.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Vale Of Glamorgan, and think we saw signs of pests in the hallway. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for an infestation may include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Vale Of Glamorgan home buyers survey inquire into possible water damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Vale Of Glamorgan, such as via patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. The building surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Vale Of Glamorgan and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Vale Of Glamorgan property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Vale Of Glamorgan property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Vale Of Glamorgan Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Vale Of Glamorgan. What will we need to think about when buying an older property? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create issues for homeowners, and Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Vale Of Glamorgan area, . Discuss this with your surveyor for more information. Built between 1554 and 1557, Oxwich Castle, S range is an example of a traditional mansion in Oxwich.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Vale Of Glamorgan, and think we saw signs of pests in the hallway. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for an infestation may include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Vale Of Glamorgan home buyers survey inquire into possible water damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Vale Of Glamorgan, such as via patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. The building surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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