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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Edenbridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Edenbridge

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Edenbridge) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Edenbridge

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Edenbridge and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Edenbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Edenbridge property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Edenbridge Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a house in Edenbridge. How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Edenbridge property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency house in Edenbridge which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as any other render in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Edenbridge commonly highlight issues which can include trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may be when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but garage floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence information does the Edenbridge house survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Edenbridge and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Edenbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Edenbridge property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Edenbridge Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a house in Edenbridge. How do we investigate further?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Edenbridge property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber.



Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency house in Edenbridge which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as any other render in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Edenbridge commonly highlight issues which can include trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems may be when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but garage floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence information does the Edenbridge house survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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