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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashford Kent

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashford Kent

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ashford Kent) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashford Kent

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ashford Kent and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashford Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashford Kent property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Ashford Kent Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a Ashford Kent house surveyor look into during the survey?

Property in and around Ashford Kent that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. From the dormers to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local contractor can provide an estimate. Speak to Wanstall D of 14 York Rd, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 9QQ on 01233 665745 for details.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about pests. How do we investigate further?

Ashford Kent property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century farmhouse. What consequences will the architecture have on repairs?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner. Ashford Kent property showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ashford Kent and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashford Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashford Kent property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Ashford Kent Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a Ashford Kent house surveyor look into during the survey?

Property in and around Ashford Kent that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. From the dormers to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.



Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local contractor can provide an estimate. Speak to Wanstall D of 14 York Rd, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 9QQ on 01233 665745 for details.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about pests. How do we investigate further?

Ashford Kent property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century farmhouse. What consequences will the architecture have on repairs?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner. Ashford Kent property showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

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