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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Borough Green.

Stucco is in fact just dense solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian houses. It is very like plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Borough Green Homebuyer Reports frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types are found in the building materials such as boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. You should never try to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been built with West Cornwall granite. Which major potential issues should we consider?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Blaise Farm Quarry, King Hill Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4PN for details. Call 01732 529574 for more information.

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.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Borough Green.

Stucco is in fact just dense solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian houses. It is very like plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Borough Green Homebuyer Reports frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types are found in the building materials such as boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. You should never try to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been built with West Cornwall granite. Which major potential issues should we consider?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Blaise Farm Quarry, King Hill Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4PN for details. Call 01732 529574 for more information.

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