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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dartford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dartford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dartford) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dartford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dartford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Dartford property is a flat, 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 do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Dartford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Dartford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

On a Dartford HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E8' cover?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. Loose render is an example.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older warehouse conversion in Dartford. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Dartford hope to own a house with personality, like a coach house or converted stable. For houses in Dartford built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic. Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Dartford's conservation areas. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we want to buy we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When performing a Dartford Building Survey the home surveyor will usually remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. The RICS surveyor is expected to things like looking at any outside installations e.g. power in garages or any garden lighting. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Dartford .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a PIR be conducted every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dartford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Dartford property is a flat, 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 do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Dartford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Dartford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

On a Dartford HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E8' cover?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. Loose render is an example.



Traditionally built property

We are buying an older warehouse conversion in Dartford. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Dartford hope to own a house with personality, like a coach house or converted stable. For houses in Dartford built before the 20th Century, age, however, can often be problematic. Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Dartford's conservation areas. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we want to buy we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When performing a Dartford Building Survey the home surveyor will usually remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. The RICS surveyor is expected to things like looking at any outside installations e.g. power in garages or any garden lighting. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Dartford .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a PIR be conducted every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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