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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Biggin Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Biggin Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Biggin Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Biggin Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Biggin Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Biggin Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Biggin Hill property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Biggin Hill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Biggin Hill? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only seen the new home on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Biggin Hill building but are worried about pests - Should we get a surveyor?

Property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Safeguard Pest Control & Environmental Services Ltd, 6 Churchill Business Park, The Flyers Way, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1BT, or call them on 0195 956 5777.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Biggin Hill survey. Your Biggin Hill surveyor should report on potential asbestos during the Biggin Hill survey and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Biggin Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Biggin Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Biggin Hill property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Biggin Hill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Biggin Hill? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only seen the new home on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Biggin Hill building but are worried about pests - Should we get a surveyor?

Property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Safeguard Pest Control & Environmental Services Ltd, 6 Churchill Business Park, The Flyers Way, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1BT, or call them on 0195 956 5777.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Biggin Hill survey. Your Biggin Hill surveyor should report on potential asbestos during the Biggin Hill survey and should offer advice.

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