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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birchington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birchington

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Birchington) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard , for example architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birchington

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Birchington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Birchington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Birchington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Birchington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor look at the state of the gas supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the home, as well as gas associated appliances or installations, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). If there are any fittings they will not however be undone. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Birchington and are looking for a house with Dutch bond brick. What suggestions can a Birchington property surveyor make? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Birchington brick-walled conversions can be subject to several common problems. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, T J Brickwork of 44 St. Peters Pk Rd, Broadstairs, CT10 2BG on 01843 579990.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.

English Heritage

I am buying a home close to Quex Park Settlements , will this affect the property's value?

Quex Park Settlements is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. The RICS surveyor will include all local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Birchington. Refer to the English Heritage site for more details on Quex Park Settlements.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Birchington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Birchington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Birchington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Birchington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor look at the state of the gas supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the home, as well as gas associated appliances or installations, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). If there are any fittings they will not however be undone. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.



The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Birchington and are looking for a house with Dutch bond brick. What suggestions can a Birchington property surveyor make? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Birchington brick-walled conversions can be subject to several common problems. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, T J Brickwork of 44 St. Peters Pk Rd, Broadstairs, CT10 2BG on 01843 579990.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.

English Heritage

I am buying a home close to Quex Park Settlements , will this affect the property's value?

Quex Park Settlements is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. The RICS surveyor will include all local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Birchington. Refer to the English Heritage site for more details on Quex Park Settlements.

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