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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Higham Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Higham Wood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Higham Wood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Higham Wood

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Higham Wood? Could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on properties is not given enough thought. If you have only been to the new home on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are blocked include "gushing" gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

House Prices

We have found a detached house in TN11 on for £350, 302. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Higham Wood ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like the existence of damp or the condition of shared common parts. It is useful to analyse house values recorded in the same area for similar houses.

This means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £379, 102, which is £28, 800 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £367, 427. Bourne Grange Oast East, Carpenters Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Tonbridge And Malling, Kent, TN11 0EJ a detached home sold for £230, 000 .

The only way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Higham Wood house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a Higham Wood house surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Speak to Add-A-Roof Contractors of 114A Frindsbury Rd, Rochester, ME2 4JB on 07720 708706 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Higham Wood? Could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on properties is not given enough thought. If you have only been to the new home on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are blocked include "gushing" gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



House Prices

We have found a detached house in TN11 on for £350, 302. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Higham Wood ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like the existence of damp or the condition of shared common parts. It is useful to analyse house values recorded in the same area for similar houses.

This means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £379, 102, which is £28, 800 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £367, 427. Bourne Grange Oast East, Carpenters Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Tonbridge And Malling, Kent, TN11 0EJ a detached home sold for £230, 000 .

The only way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Higham Wood house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a Higham Wood house surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Speak to Add-A-Roof Contractors of 114A Frindsbury Rd, Rochester, ME2 4JB on 07720 708706 for details.

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