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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
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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 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.

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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.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in ME18. The vendor is asking £309, 500. What things does the East Barming qualified surveyor consider when conducting a property valuation report ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from the length of lease to general regional pricing. It may help to analyse prices achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £302, 000, which is £7, 500 less than £309, 500. Moonrakers, Darman Lane, Laddingford, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6BL a detached property was purchased for £635, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rain have on a East Barming property? Also, if there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. If you have investigated the residence in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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.

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.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in ME18. The vendor is asking £309, 500. What things does the East Barming qualified surveyor consider when conducting a property valuation report ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from the length of lease to general regional pricing. It may help to analyse prices achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £302, 000, which is £7, 500 less than £309, 500. Moonrakers, Darman Lane, Laddingford, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6BL a detached property was purchased for £635, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rain have on a East Barming property? Also, if there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. If you have investigated the residence in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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.

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