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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gillingham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gillingham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Gillingham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gillingham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7

  • Building Survey
    Lower Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7

Home Buyers Survey Gillingham

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gillingham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Gillingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gillingham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gillingham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian semi detached home in Gillingham.

Stucco is actually just dense solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Regency houses. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Gillingham surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture culminating in the surface

falling away. Other issues may include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a property in ME7 for around £115, 870. What things will a Gillingham surveyor take into account when conducting a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from view to defects in the lease. It may help to consider flat values recorded in the same area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £96, 970, which is £18, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £179, 463. 81, Redshank Road, St Marys Island, Chatham, Medway, Medway, ME4 3RE was purchased for £120, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older converted cow-house in Gillingham. Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be problematic. Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may mean long-term upkeep.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gillingham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Gillingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gillingham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gillingham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian semi detached home in Gillingham.

Stucco is actually just dense solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Regency houses. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Gillingham surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture culminating in the surface



falling away. Other issues may include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a property in ME7 for around £115, 870. What things will a Gillingham surveyor take into account when conducting a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from view to defects in the lease. It may help to consider flat values recorded in the same area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £96, 970, which is £18, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £179, 463. 81, Redshank Road, St Marys Island, Chatham, Medway, Medway, ME4 3RE was purchased for £120, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older converted cow-house in Gillingham. Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be problematic. Structures constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may mean long-term upkeep.

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