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Property
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chelsfield

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chelsfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chelsfield) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chelsfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Chelsfield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Chelsfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Chelsfield property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chelsfield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the correct valuation your surveyor will factor in knowledge of Chelsfield and other things relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any expensive legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Chelsfield area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Chelsfield environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Chelsfield house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Will access to the house's roof be time consuming to arrange?

Chelsfield properties with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to gables. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Chelsfield, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Chelsfield home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A stair rise which is too big or uneven is one example.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Chelsfield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Chelsfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Chelsfield property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chelsfield Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the correct valuation your surveyor will factor in knowledge of Chelsfield and other things relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions such as there being no major problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any expensive legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..



Additional local Chelsfield area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Chelsfield environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Chelsfield house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Will access to the house's roof be time consuming to arrange?

Chelsfield properties with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to gables. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Chelsfield, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Chelsfield home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A stair rise which is too big or uneven is one example.

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