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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Herne Bay

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Herne Bay

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Herne Bay) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Herne Bay

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Herne Bay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Herne Bay property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Herne Bay property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Herne Bay Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the mid-century home I am intending to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does the surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When conducting a Herne Bay Building Survey your surveyor should comment on the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a visual inspection of the accessible areas of the wiring and other areas like reporting on any outside installations, for example the garage or any water features. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey in Herne Bay .

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a home in Herne Bay - Will access to the roofing be an issue?

This is a common concern for purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Herne Bay could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Elite of 13 Beaumanor, Herne Bay, CT6 5TQ on 01227 368964 to request an estimate.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, as well as gas affiliated installations such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The external fittings won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous, should there be any worries about gas of any type, call a gas engineer.

Kent based local Gas Safe registered companies include Nicholas Gonzalez of 4B, Orchard Road, Herne Bay, Kent Tel. 07841 030341 and C A Walker of The Brambles, Herne Bay, Kent Tel. 01227861011.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Herne Bay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Herne Bay property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Herne Bay property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Herne Bay Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the mid-century home I am intending to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does the surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When conducting a Herne Bay Building Survey your surveyor should comment on the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a visual inspection of the accessible areas of the wiring and other areas like reporting on any outside installations, for example the garage or any water features. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey in Herne Bay .



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a home in Herne Bay - Will access to the roofing be an issue?

This is a common concern for purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Herne Bay could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Elite of 13 Beaumanor, Herne Bay, CT6 5TQ on 01227 368964 to request an estimate.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, as well as gas affiliated installations such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The external fittings won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous, should there be any worries about gas of any type, call a gas engineer.

Kent based local Gas Safe registered companies include Nicholas Gonzalez of 4B, Orchard Road, Herne Bay, Kent Tel. 07841 030341 and C A Walker of The Brambles, Herne Bay, Kent Tel. 01227861011.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

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