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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Borough Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Borough Green

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Borough Green) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Borough Green

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Borough Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Borough Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Borough Green property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Borough Green Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Borough Green make for houses built from English bond walls?

Brick converted property suffer from a range of defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with directions for remedy. An especially severe issue is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Illustrious Construction at 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP on 07960 227640.

Borough Green home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borough Green HomeBuyer Report look for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flood damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to consider if planning to buy a flat in Borough Green inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated which is down to them resisting change. However many areas have fallen into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected advise you whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Borough Green Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unauthorised changes to the property may be reported, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Castle Legal Llp are a local firm situated at Barham Court, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME18 5BZ should be happy to help. Tel: 01622 618 618

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Borough Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Borough Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Borough Green property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Borough Green Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Borough Green make for houses built from English bond walls?

Brick converted property suffer from a range of defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with directions for remedy. An especially severe issue is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Illustrious Construction at 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP on 07960 227640.

Borough Green home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borough Green HomeBuyer Report look for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flood damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to consider if planning to buy a flat in Borough Green inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated which is down to them resisting change. However many areas have fallen into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected advise you whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Borough Green Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unauthorised changes to the property may be reported, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Castle Legal Llp are a local firm situated at Barham Court, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME18 5BZ should be happy to help. Tel: 01622 618 618

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