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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hartfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hartfield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hartfield) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hartfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hartfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Hartfield property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Hartfield House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To estimate the value of the property your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone generate high upkeep costs for buyers? What problems should we be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built property can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health problems like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Hartfield surveyors will notice structural problems connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Wealden Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hartfield and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Hartfield property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Hartfield House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To estimate the value of the property your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone generate high upkeep costs for buyers? What problems should we be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built property can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health problems like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Hartfield surveyors will notice structural problems connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Wealden Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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