HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Chislehurst

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Chislehurst

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Chislehurst Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chislehurst

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chislehurst

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chislehurst) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chislehurst

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

Reviews

Chislehurst Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Chislehurst Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Chislehurst

  • Building Survey
    Acers, Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst, BR7

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Paget Gardens, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7

Home Buyers Survey Chislehurst

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Chislehurst and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Chislehurst property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chislehurst Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Victorian property looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also show signs of various issues and defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or spalling. The chartered surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. A serious concern is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. G J M Building Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 47 Marmion Close, London, E4 8EN or 020 8531 1872.

One example is basket weave bonds or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of residences in Chislehurst.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Chislehurst report on it?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in soffit boards.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will offer advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof could be time consuming to arrange, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheeting to the valley gutters. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Chislehurst, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Chislehurst and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Chislehurst property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chislehurst Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Victorian property looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also show signs of various issues and defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or spalling. The chartered surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. A serious concern is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. G J M Building Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 47 Marmion Close, London, E4 8EN or 020 8531 1872.

One example is basket weave bonds or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of residences in Chislehurst.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Chislehurst report on it?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in soffit boards.

All forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will offer advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof could be time consuming to arrange, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheeting to the valley gutters. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Chislehurst, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote