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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canterbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Canterbury

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Canterbury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canterbury

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Canterbury and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Canterbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Canterbury property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Canterbury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will rain have on our new Canterbury home?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on buildings is not considered by house purchasers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to remedy, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Canterbury. What recommendations will a surveyor in Canterbury make? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed buildings in Canterbury do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be affected by a number of issues, such as signs of movement. For example, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cew Builders, Gresingham/Elcot Lane, Marlborough, SN8 2BG on 07818 233249 for a quote for repair work.

For example, sailor bond or English bond may be used in the construction of buildings in Canterbury.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a defective fifties home in Canterbury?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. Commission the RICS Building Survey for the house you describe. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a post fifties Canterbury house built out of normal construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that several limitations exist with a Building Survey as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the house of inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Canterbury and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Canterbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Canterbury property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Canterbury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will rain have on our new Canterbury home?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on buildings is not considered by house purchasers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to remedy, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Canterbury. What recommendations will a surveyor in Canterbury make? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed buildings in Canterbury do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be affected by a number of issues, such as signs of movement. For example, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cew Builders, Gresingham/Elcot Lane, Marlborough, SN8 2BG on 07818 233249 for a quote for repair work.

For example, sailor bond or English bond may be used in the construction of buildings in Canterbury.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a defective fifties home in Canterbury?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. Commission the RICS Building Survey for the house you describe. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a post fifties Canterbury house built out of normal construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that several limitations exist with a Building Survey as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the house of inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

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