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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ystradgynlais

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ystradgynlais

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ystradgynlais) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ystradgynlais

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring 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 house in Ystradgynlais and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ystradgynlais property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ystradgynlais property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ystradgynlais Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause difficulties for houses in Ystradgynlais. What should we expect a Ystradgynlais Building Survey to include?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking window frames. During the HomeBuyer

Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Chimney stacks

On a Ystradgynlais HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

An example of this is loose, missing or deteriorated mortar. Chimney stacks are reviewed visually .

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in the old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a RICS surveyor look for?

Residential property in Ystradgynlais in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing woes, like ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ystradgynlais, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing specialist with good feedback can provide a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ystradgynlais and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ystradgynlais property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Ystradgynlais property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ystradgynlais Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause difficulties for houses in Ystradgynlais. What should we expect a Ystradgynlais Building Survey to include?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking window frames. During the HomeBuyer



Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Chimney stacks

On a Ystradgynlais HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

An example of this is loose, missing or deteriorated mortar. Chimney stacks are reviewed visually .

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in the old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a RICS surveyor look for?

Residential property in Ystradgynlais in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing woes, like ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ystradgynlais, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing specialist with good feedback can provide a quote.

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