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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wallington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wallington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wallington) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wallington

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Wallington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wallington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Wallington property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Wallington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can high levels of rainfall have on our new Wallington home?

Both in Wallington, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is ignored by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. In most cases, this is usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick repair tips for the Wallington property we are buying? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed residences in Wallington do benefit from many advantages compared to other types of construction, but they can also indicate numerous defects. This could be anything from cracks to DPC failure. One particularly serious issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Eakin's Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 029 2076 3878 or 122 Watkins Sq, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5FL.

Wallington home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the Wallington surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Wallington Home Survey your surveyor will typically mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report on concerns such as inspecting any external or remote installations like out building lighting. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Wallington.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a periodic test be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Wallington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wallington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Wallington property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Wallington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can high levels of rainfall have on our new Wallington home?

Both in Wallington, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is ignored by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. In most cases, this is usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick repair tips for the Wallington property we are buying? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed residences in Wallington do benefit from many advantages compared to other types of construction, but they can also indicate numerous defects. This could be anything from cracks to DPC failure. One particularly serious issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Eakin's Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 029 2076 3878 or 122 Watkins Sq, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5FL.

Wallington home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the Wallington surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Wallington Home Survey your surveyor will typically mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report on concerns such as inspecting any external or remote installations like out building lighting. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Wallington.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a periodic test be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

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