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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bearsted

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bearsted

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bearsted) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bearsted

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bearsted and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Bearsted property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Bearsted property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bearsted property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bearsted Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a flat in ME14 in Bearsted with an asking price of £161, 400. What will a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Bearsted during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property for example whether there are any restrictive covenants or overall area pricing. It can help to compare with flat values recorded in Bearsted for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £146, 500, which is £14, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £246, 553. Chestnut Place, Flat 7, Thurnham Lane, Bearsted, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4QZ was purchased for £190, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in a house we used to own. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is a common concern for purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Bearsted can be blighted by damage to the roof. From sheeting to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Call Miller Roofing of 130 Marion Cres, Maidstone, ME15 7EY on 01622 676152 for an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for properties in Bearsted. Will the Bearsted HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with shrinking of clay soil and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bearsted and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Bearsted property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Bearsted property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bearsted property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bearsted Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a flat in ME14 in Bearsted with an asking price of £161, 400. What will a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Bearsted during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property for example whether there are any restrictive covenants or overall area pricing. It can help to compare with flat values recorded in Bearsted for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £146, 500, which is £14, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £246, 553. Chestnut Place, Flat 7, Thurnham Lane, Bearsted, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4QZ was purchased for £190, 000 .



The only way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in a house we used to own. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is a common concern for purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Bearsted can be blighted by damage to the roof. From sheeting to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Call Miller Roofing of 130 Marion Cres, Maidstone, ME15 7EY on 01622 676152 for an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for properties in Bearsted. Will the Bearsted HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with shrinking of clay soil and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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