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Valuation
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aylesford

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aylesford

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Aylesford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aylesford

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Aylesford and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Aylesford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Aylesford property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Aylesford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this Victorian property needs work. What are the possible consequences? Is age a factor?

Brick-built residences feature several advantages, but they will also indicate considerable issues, including frost damaged pointing and spalling. A serious concern is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Illustrious Construction should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP or 07960 227640.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can my HomeBuyer Report consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Aylesford property will have an impact, with severe changes in the water table level and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open lounge window.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very wet 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Aylesford property will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Aylesford area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Aylesford and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Aylesford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Aylesford property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Aylesford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this Victorian property needs work. What are the possible consequences? Is age a factor?

Brick-built residences feature several advantages, but they will also indicate considerable issues, including frost damaged pointing and spalling. A serious concern is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Illustrious Construction should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP or 07960 227640.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can my HomeBuyer Report consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Aylesford property will have an impact, with severe changes in the water table level and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open lounge window.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very wet 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Aylesford property will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Aylesford area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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