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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broadstairs

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broadstairs

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Broadstairs) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional such as box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broadstairs

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Broadstairs and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Broadstairs property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Broadstairs property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Broadstairs Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Broadstairs create more problems for purchasers? Are there any defects that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Grinshill Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Broadstairs can vary, delaminated or cracked paintwork being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs

in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Broadstairs property with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is a common concern for Broadstairs buyers. Houses across Broadstairs can often hide issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Broadstairs builder can provide one.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a farmstead. Will the residence's age be a concern?

Many buyers in Broadstairs would like to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Broadstairs structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Broadstairs and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Broadstairs property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Broadstairs property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Broadstairs Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Broadstairs create more problems for purchasers? Are there any defects that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Grinshill Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Broadstairs can vary, delaminated or cracked paintwork being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs



in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Broadstairs property with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is a common concern for Broadstairs buyers. Houses across Broadstairs can often hide issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Broadstairs builder can provide one.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a farmstead. Will the residence's age be a concern?

Many buyers in Broadstairs would like to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Broadstairs structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.

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