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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Greenhithe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Greenhithe

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Greenhithe) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Greenhithe

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Greenhithe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Greenhithe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Greenhithe property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Greenhithe House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Greenhithe, what input does you give for a 70s property constructed with Sussex bond brick?

Greenhithe homes with brick walls can experience distinct issues. A problem regularly identified is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including GTB (Northwest) Ltd of 55 Market St, Wirral, CH47 2BQ on 0151-633 2112.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Consider renegotiating the price of the Greenhithe property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from rising damp to low-grade construction materials can cause significant expense for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Greenhithe home's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Greenhithe, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure is one defect applicable to this section.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Greenhithe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Greenhithe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Greenhithe property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Greenhithe House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Greenhithe, what input does you give for a 70s property constructed with Sussex bond brick?

Greenhithe homes with brick walls can experience distinct issues. A problem regularly identified is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including GTB (Northwest) Ltd of 55 Market St, Wirral, CH47 2BQ on 0151-633 2112.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Consider renegotiating the price of the Greenhithe property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from rising damp to low-grade construction materials can cause significant expense for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Greenhithe home's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Greenhithe, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure is one defect applicable to this section.

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