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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 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 .

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built property be hard to maintain. What should we look in to?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include deteriorating mortar. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency house in Herne Bay.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It used to have lime in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Herne Bay Building Surveys frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

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 .

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built property be hard to maintain. What should we look in to?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include deteriorating mortar. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency house in Herne Bay.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It used to have lime in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Herne Bay Building Surveys frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

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