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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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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.

Conservation area

Are there any things I should consider when intending to buy a converted house in Kemp Town inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Kemp Town surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect they have on the property and its value. Prices will be inflated owing to conservation areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the property looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the property may also be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Kemp Town may be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. The builder will likely return to a new building within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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.

Conservation area

Are there any things I should consider when intending to buy a converted house in Kemp Town inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Kemp Town surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect they have on the property and its value. Prices will be inflated owing to conservation areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the property looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the property may also be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.



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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Kemp Town may be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. The builder will likely return to a new building within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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