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Building
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chatham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chatham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chatham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chatham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chatham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Chatham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chatham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chatham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken never to damage it and professional advice must be taken immediately. Getting rid of asbestos can be costly but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Chatham home survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

House Prices

I want to purchase a flat in ME4. The asking price is £82, 062. What things does the Chatham RICS surveyor take into account when carrying out a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from national factors such as interest rates to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Chatham for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £79, 462, which is £2, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £164, 550. Boleyn Court, 22, Manor Street, Gillingham, Medway, Medway, ME7 5AT a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £40, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to be aware of when planning to buy a home in Chatham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Surveyors in Chatham need to have knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation they have on the home and its value. Prices will probably be enhanced as a result of them being unspoilt. However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to note whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Unconsented changes to the property should be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Alston Ashby are a local firm situated at 75 High Street, Medway, Kent, ME4 4EE and may be prepared to help. Tel: 01634 845051

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chatham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Chatham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chatham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chatham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken never to damage it and professional advice must be taken immediately. Getting rid of asbestos can be costly but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Chatham home survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.



House Prices

I want to purchase a flat in ME4. The asking price is £82, 062. What things does the Chatham RICS surveyor take into account when carrying out a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from national factors such as interest rates to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Chatham for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £79, 462, which is £2, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £164, 550. Boleyn Court, 22, Manor Street, Gillingham, Medway, Medway, ME7 5AT a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £40, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to be aware of when planning to buy a home in Chatham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Surveyors in Chatham need to have knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation they have on the home and its value. Prices will probably be enhanced as a result of them being unspoilt. However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to note whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Unconsented changes to the property should be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Alston Ashby are a local firm situated at 75 High Street, Medway, Kent, ME4 4EE and may be prepared to help. Tel: 01634 845051

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