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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 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.

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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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal

of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are meaning to acquire it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Chislehurst Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Chislehurst Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor will also possible problems relating to things like verifying the state of repair of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or where to find the consumer unit.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about vermin in the area. What can we do?

Chislehurst property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal



of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are meaning to acquire it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Chislehurst Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Chislehurst Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor will also possible problems relating to things like verifying the state of repair of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or where to find the consumer unit.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about vermin in the area. What can we do?

Chislehurst property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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