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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 Gravesend

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gravesend

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gravesend) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for unconventional such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gravesend

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gravesend and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Gravesend property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gravesend property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Gravesend Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Gravesend surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor

will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new building in Gravesend? Will the Gravesend home buyers survey report on this? Also, if there are problems, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rain and the effect it can have on houses are often overlooked by home buyers. For example, a waterlogged garden can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. You should never endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gravesend and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Gravesend property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gravesend property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Gravesend Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Gravesend surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor



will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new building in Gravesend? Will the Gravesend home buyers survey report on this? Also, if there are problems, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rain and the effect it can have on houses are often overlooked by home buyers. For example, a waterlogged garden can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. You should never endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

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