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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Isle of Sheppey

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Isle of Sheppey

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Isle of Sheppey) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Isle of Sheppey

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Isle of Sheppey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Isle of Sheppey property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Isle of Sheppey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Isle of Sheppey property surveyor give for a 50s home with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-constructed residences do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be subject to a range of defects, such as frost damage. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call S A N Bricklayer, 37 Middlefield, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4DQ on 01707 322261 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Isle of Sheppey property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Deteriorated timber

For the Isle of Sheppey HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

An example defect for this is loose or missing elements of fascias or soffits. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, are reported on.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I want to acquire it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Isle of Sheppey your surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A Surveyor is required to report on potential areas for concern such as where to find the consumer unit. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will form part of the survey in Isle of Sheppey .

The IEE strongly advise a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Isle of Sheppey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Isle of Sheppey property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Isle of Sheppey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a Isle of Sheppey property surveyor give for a 50s home with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-constructed residences do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be subject to a range of defects, such as frost damage. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call S A N Bricklayer, 37 Middlefield, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4DQ on 01707 322261 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Isle of Sheppey property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.



Deteriorated timber

For the Isle of Sheppey HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

An example defect for this is loose or missing elements of fascias or soffits. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, are reported on.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I want to acquire it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Isle of Sheppey your surveyor will usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A Surveyor is required to report on potential areas for concern such as where to find the consumer unit. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will form part of the survey in Isle of Sheppey .

The IEE strongly advise a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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