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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Folkestone

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Folkestone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Folkestone) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Folkestone

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Folkestone and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Folkestone property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Folkestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Folkestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials. Health issues like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and Shepway Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property near Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other sites of interest are Roman Villa, Folkestone, Sandgate Castle and Folkestone.. Your surveyor will consider all local and regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Folkestone. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1965-built property in Folkestone and found that the dining room floor was uneven. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Folkestone surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Folkestone and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Folkestone property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Folkestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Folkestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials. Health issues like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and Shepway Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property near Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other sites of interest are Roman Villa, Folkestone, Sandgate Castle and Folkestone.. Your surveyor will consider all local and regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Folkestone. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on Bowl Barrow On Arpinge Range.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1965-built property in Folkestone and found that the dining room floor was uneven. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Folkestone surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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