Home Buyers Survey Swansea

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Swansea significantly expanded in population – and with it, housing development – in the Victorian era and many of its listed buildings were built in this period. There are Georgian properties here and there, including, for example, in Park Place, Gower. The Tabernacle Chapel at Morriston was built in 1872 by John Humphreys of Swansea.

There are any number of Victorian properties to be seen, for example the semi-detached properties in Terrace Road, Mount Pleasant and large classic terrace properties in Victoria Gardens, Neath.

Housing also developed greatly in the 20th century and there are a number of council estates that were built in the earlier part of the century onwards, such as Townhill, built in the Garden City style layout and overseen by Ernest Morgan, the Swansea city architect, in the early 1920s with housing a mix of detached, terrace and semi-detached properties.
There are many new build properties available in the area, such as the purpose-built flats in Sway Road, the town houses in Langdon Road and large, detached properties in Heol Pentre Bach, Casllwchwr. There are new, Help to Buy properties in Awel-y-Mor, Lon Masarn, Ty Coch.

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Properties in Swansea which are built in close proximity to the floodplain of the River Tawe, affecting streets such as Trawler Road and Cambrian Place, are sometimes subject to flood warnings and alerts.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, most of Swansea, including streets such as De La Beche Street and Dynevor Place, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 3 – 5% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Some properties in Swansea may be built in areas where there are natural cavities nearby, which can affect ground stability.


A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Bryncerdin Road, Newton indicated that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the property.

Click to find out more about subsidence

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The City and County of Swansea is a city and county in on the south coast of Wales. It includes the Gower Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the city is the second largest in Wales after Cardiff.

Swansea's most populated areas are Morriston, Sketty and the city centre and around tree-quarters of the land mass is surrounded by sea, variously the Loughor Estuary, Swansea Bay and the Bristol Channel.

The River Tawe passes through the city centre and the River Loughor flows on the northern border with Carmarthenshire.

Listed Building Survey Swansea

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Swansea. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Swansea

Building Survey Swansea Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting City and County of Swansea Council at 2 School Rd, Morriston, Swansea SA6 6HZ, telephone 01792 636000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Swansea

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in The Mumbles, Three Crosses, Gowerton, Morriston, Skewen, Briton Ferry and Fforest-fach.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Swansea. 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 building surveys on properties in Swansea we'll be able to give you the detailed Swansea HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Swansea

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • The Old Vicarage, Llandewi, Reynoldston, Swansea SA3 1AU
  • 65 Killan Road, Dunvant, Swansea, SA2 7TH
  • 10 Lon Coed Bran, Cockett, Swansea SA2 0YQ
  • Newton Road, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BN
  • Gower Rd, Killay, Swansea SA2 7AL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Swansea 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.

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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 RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Swansea.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Swansea.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the HomeBuyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Swansea and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘ caveat emptor ’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it.

If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.