Home Buyers Survey Caerphilly

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Home Buyers Survey Caerphilly

Local Caerphilly 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Caerphilly to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

Home Buyers Survey Caerphilly

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Delivery of Reports

We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a HomeBuyers Report Caerphilly and Building Surveys in Caerphilly.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Caerphilly, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Caerphilly survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Caerphilly has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Caerphilly


Caerphilly is a town with a variety of different types of properties such as detached, and semi-detached houses built in the Victorian period as well as larger detached modern properties which can be found in Bartlett St.

You can find Victorian period semi-detached houses along Mountain Road.

Terraced properties can be found in streets such as Small Meadow Court and some properties along Half Acre Court where you can find new builds.

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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some areas in Caerphilly such as Park Lane and Mountain Road, are in a raised Radon area, with properties built there having a higher chance than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

Properties within the raised radon area have a maximum radon potential of 1-3%. The percentage is the chance of the property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level.
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Raised levels of noise pollution in the Caerphilly area stemming from road traffic mainly centre on the A469 main road. Properties in streets such as Brynhyfryd Road could suffer from raised levels of noise in the area.

Raised levels of noise pollution also occur from Caerphilly railway station, affecting nearby properties in roads such as Mill Road.
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Some properties in the Caerphilly area are built in close proximity to historic coal mines. A search on the Coal Authority's website confirmed that a property in Bradford Street, Caerphilly, CF83 1GA was built within a previously mined area.

In these situations you may be advised to buy a Coal and Brine Search (click to find out more).
Caerphilly.pngCaerphilly County Borough is located in southeast Wales. The northern part of the borough is formed by the broad expanse of the Rhymney Valley. Its main and largest town in the county is Caerphilly town.

The county straddles the border between the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. It is bordered by Cardiff to the southwest, Newport to the southeast, Torfaen to the east, Blaenau Gwent to the northeast, Powys to the north, Merthyr Tydfil to the northwest and Rhondda Cynon Taf to the west.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Caerphilly
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Caerphilly area including its surrounds including e.g. Trecenydd and Hendredenny Park.

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Caerphilly Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Caerphilly County Borough Council at Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Caerphilly, Wales CF82 7PG, telephone 01443 815588, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Find a surveyor in Caerphilly

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Trecenydd, Lansbury Park, Hendredenny Park, Pwllypant, Penyrheol, Wernddu and Watford Park.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Caerphilly. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Caerphilly we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Caerphilly

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Lawrence Street, Caerphilly CF83 3AJ
  • Charles St, Caerphilly CF83 3AQ
  • Bedwas Rd, Caerphilly CF83 3AS
  • Caerbragdy, Caerphilly CF83 3AL
  • Salop St, Caerphilly CF83 1FX

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Caerphilly which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.

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