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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What property survey should I select for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kemp Town

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kemp Town

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kemp Town) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kemp Town

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kemp Town and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Kemp Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kemp Town property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could rain have on our new Kemp Town building? If there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that this issue is not given enough thought by buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are a cause for concern is mildew in the attic. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

Whether buying in Kemp Town or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damaged Render

What problems will your Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Kemp Town which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Kemp Town surveyors can report defects such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Kemp Town properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor search for indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Kemp Town home in question is in danger. The property survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kemp Town and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Kemp Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kemp Town property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could rain have on our new Kemp Town building? If there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that this issue is not given enough thought by buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are a cause for concern is mildew in the attic. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

Whether buying in Kemp Town or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Damaged Render

What problems will your Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Kemp Town which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Kemp Town surveyors can report defects such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Kemp Town properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor search for indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Kemp Town home in question is in danger. The property survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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