HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in East Barming

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

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 East Barming 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
 

Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Barming

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Barming

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in East Barming) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Barming

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

East Barming Surveyors

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

East Barming Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in East Barming

  • Building Survey
    Nursery Avenue, Allington Maidstone, Kent, ME16

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Hackney Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16

Home Buyers Survey East Barming

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 we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in East Barming and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the East Barming property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the East Barming property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant East Barming Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in East Barming and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the East Barming Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are East Barming properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor inquire into signs of flooding damage?

The lives of many home owners in East Barming and across the UK have been disrupted by floods. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the East Barming area likely to affect the house also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s property in East Barming with stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in East Barming can vary, delaminated or cracked paintwork being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Allington Rail Depot, St Lawrence Road, 20/20 Industrial Estate, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0LQ, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01622 679461 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in East Barming and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the East Barming property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the East Barming property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant East Barming Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in East Barming and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the East Barming Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are East Barming properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor inquire into signs of flooding damage?

The lives of many home owners in East Barming and across the UK have been disrupted by floods. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the East Barming area likely to affect the house also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1820s property in East Barming with stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in East Barming can vary, delaminated or cracked paintwork being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Allington Rail Depot, St Lawrence Road, 20/20 Industrial Estate, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0LQ, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01622 679461 for more information.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote