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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 building survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnehurst

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnehurst

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Barnehurst) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnehurst

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Barnehurst and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Barnehurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Barnehurst property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnehurst Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the building we plan to buy. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Property in Barnehurst are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture. Speak to an expert, e.g. SitexOrbis Ltd (South East), Unit 33-34 Dartford Trade Park, Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JS on 0132 228 1740, for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Barnehurst builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms including white are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Barnehurst Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Barnehurst that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really smooth type of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. it can be problematic and Barnehurst Homebuyer Reports can report issues for example, moisture trapped behind paint coatings.

Another example of problems might be when moisture enters below sills that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Barnehurst and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Barnehurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Barnehurst property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnehurst Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the building we plan to buy. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Property in Barnehurst are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture. Speak to an expert, e.g. SitexOrbis Ltd (South East), Unit 33-34 Dartford Trade Park, Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JS on 0132 228 1740, for more detail.



Asbestos roof tiles

A Barnehurst builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms including white are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Barnehurst Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Barnehurst that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really smooth type of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. it can be problematic and Barnehurst Homebuyer Reports can report issues for example, moisture trapped behind paint coatings.

Another example of problems might be when moisture enters below sills that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

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