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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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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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey consider any flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding

may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Gillingham building may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can rain have on a building? Also, if there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Gillingham, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet conditions and the effect it can have on Gillingham property are often overlooked by home buyers. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include mildew or damp in the roof, and may lead to rising damp. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey consider any flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding



may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Gillingham building may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can rain have on a building? Also, if there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Gillingham, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet conditions and the effect it can have on Gillingham property are often overlooked by home buyers. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include mildew or damp in the roof, and may lead to rising damp. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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