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Building
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitland

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitland

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Whitland) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitland

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Whitland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Whitland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Whitland property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Whitland property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Whitland Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to consider if buying a house in Whitland near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Whitland surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the relation they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the road - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Whitland property are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for 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 bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with moths, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a window, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Whitland and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Whitland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Whitland property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Whitland property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Whitland Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to consider if buying a house in Whitland near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Whitland surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the relation they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be enhanced owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the road - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Whitland property are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for 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 bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with moths, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a window, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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